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Article 4 directions

An article 4 direction is made by the local planning authority. It restricts the scope of permitted development rights either in relation to a particular area or site, or a particular type of development.

This means that you may have to submit a planning application for work which does not normally need one. An article 4 direction is specific to the area it covers and can restrict a range of works from extensions and garden structures, to painting the exterior of your house.

Article 4 directions are made when the character of an area would be threatened by inappropriate works being carried out. They offer additional protection to an area and are most common in conservation areas. There are a number of Article 4 directions in Lewes district and one in Eastbourne. Further details of these are provided below for the relevant area.

Newhaven Article 4 direction

A Non-immediate Article 4 direction was proposed under Article 4(1) to withdraw permitted development rights for changes of use from office to residential and light industrial to residential after 12 month's notice on selected sites in Newhaven. This was approved by Lewes District Council on 11th October 2017 and confirmed by Lewes District Council on 27th June 2018. The Article 4 direction came into force on 5th November 2018. 

To find more information please visit the Newhaven Enterprise Zone website.

The list below details the other Article 4 Directions in Lewes district. These directions restrict or remove permitted development rights specific to those areas. For further information on a particular Article 4 Direction, please contact us.

  • Chailey (Land South of Markstakes Lane) 2010

  • Chailey (Bosuns, East Grinstead Road) 1973

  • Ditchling (Land off B2116) 1959

  • Ditchling (Conservation Area)1972

  • Lewes (Conservation Area - Urban) 1995

  • Lewes (Old Racecourse) 1993

  • Newhaven (Land at Tidemills) 1977

  • Newhaven (West Quay) 1975

  • Peacehaven (Harbour Heights) 1976

  • Rodmell (The Brooks) 1973

You can download further details and a map of the Lewes Article 4 direction below.

 The document below provides details of the Park Close, Eastbourne, Article 4 direction.

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