What is an article 4 direction?
An article 4 direction restricts the scope of permitted development rights either in relation to a particular area or site, or a particular type of development anywhere in the local authority's area.
Where an article 4 direction is in effect, a planning application may be required for development that would otherwise have been permitted development.
Following changes to the Use Class Order 1987 and the General Permitted Development Order 2015, the two existing article 4 directions in Beacon Hill and Godalming became out of date on 31 July 2022. On 2 August 2022, Waverley made replacement article 4 directions in these two areas.