Article 4 Directions

Article 4 Direction

An article 4 Direction is a planning tool that can be used to remove 'permitted development rights'  to carry out certain types of development without needing planning permission. The effect of an Article 4 Direction is that planning permission is required for development that would otherwise not require an application. They are made in order to protect the character of a particular area.

Is my property covered by an Article 4 Direction?

The are four villages to the north of the district that have Article 4 Directions applied to them:

  • Kings Cliffe
  • Duddington
  • Collyweston
  • Easton on the Hill

The Article 4 Directions differ from settlement to settlement and therefore we advise you to check with us to see whether permission may be needed before carrying out an external alterations to the buildings in these areas.

Consultation on Brigstock Article 4 Direction

On 9 January 2016 the Council made an Article 4 Direction which covers the Brigstock Conservation Area. It is intended that the Article 4 Direction will come into force, subject to confirmation by the Council, on 1 June 2018.

We would like your views on the proposal. Representations should be sent by e-mail to or delivered to East Northamptonshire Council, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, NN14 4LZ quoting reference BA42018. Representations should arrive at the Council no later than 5:00pm on 26 February 2018. The Council will take into account any representations that are received in writing by 26 February 2018 in deciding whether to confirm the making of the Article 4 Direction. Please be aware that all comments received will be available to view online minus your email address, signature, telephone number and address.

The documents relating to the Brigstock Article 4 Direction can be found below:

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