Apartments, maisonettes and flats do not have the same permitted development rights as houses and you can find out more using The Planning Portal
The council also has the power to withdraw permitted development rights and there are two types of situation where this may happen:
- Where the character of an area, such as a conservation area, would be threatened by permitted developments, the council can issue an 'Article 4 direction'. These affect a number of properties in the following conservation areas:
- Barrow upon Humber
- Barton upon Humber
- Burton upon Stather
- Kirton in Lindsey
- New Frodingham, Scunthorpe
- Saxby All Saints
- On modern housing estates where extensions or alterations could have an adverse impact on neighbours, the council may have removed permitted development rights when the estate was granted planning permission.
If the estate has open plan front gardens, permitted development rights to provide boundary treatments may also have been withdrawn in this way.
If you think your home might fall into either of these categories, please complete a permitted development enquiry form and we will let you know in writing whether or not you need planning permission.
Please also note that permitted development does not apply to Building Regulations and does not affect the need to submit a Building Notice.
New directions - By end 2013 the council aims to rationalise its use of Article 4 Directions by making a new series called Article 4 (2) Directions. These will control minor works affecting those parts of family houses visible from public places in conservation areas.
Except in Burton upon Stather, New Frodingham and Saxby All Saints, existing Article 4 Directions will be replaced by Article 4 (2) Directions.
Ultimately all 17 of the council's conservation areas will be covered by some form of Article 4 Direction controlling minor works.