Key findings of Article 4 (2) Directions research

  • 81% have Article 4 Directions covering one or more of their Conservation Areas
  • Some of the remaining 19% of Authorities without Directions in place nevertheless have significant numbers of Conservation Areas
  • The majority of Directions are in place to control permitted development rights to individual dwellings
  • The majority of Authorities have applied the use of Directions selectively, although some 25% have introduced blanket Directions across the whole of the Conservation Area, irrespective of the type of property concerned
  • None of the Authorities surveyed reported any claim for compensation against a refusal of permission.

see Article 4 Directions research report