Article 4 directions

Householders can normally make minor alterations to their houses without requiring planning permission. This is called permitted development. However in some areas, mainly conservation areas, we have removed some of these rights by making Article 4 Directions. There are 21 Article 4 Directions in place in Hull.

This does not in itself prohibit any action, but means that the householder must seek planning permission before carrying out certain works. However, consent is not required for like for like repairs or like for like replacement which does not materially affect the external appearance of the building.

Garden Village conservation area

If you are an owner of a house in the Garden Village conservation area, you will need to apply for planning permission to carry out any of the following work:

The erection, construction, maintenance, improvement or alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure within the curtilage of a dwelling house and fronting a highway (a highway is defined as any public right of way).

Any alteration to the roof of a dwelling house shown coloured red on the roofs plan.  Please note some of the uncoloured properties on the roofs plan are listed buildings and as such any alteration to any part of them (internal or external) is likely to require listed building consent (see listed buildings).

Avenues and Pearson Park conservation area

If you are an owner of a dwelling house in the Avenues and Pearson Park conservation area, you need to apply for planning permission to carry out any of the following work:

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwelling house by the removal or alteration of any window, or any bay, in an elevation facing a highway.

The installation, alteration or replacement of a chimney on a dwelling house

The installation, alteration or replacement of solar PV or solar thermal equipment on  a dwelling house roof slope facing a highway or a roof slope facing a highway on a building situated within the curtilage of a dwelling house

An alteration to the roof of a dwelling house consisting of a change in the type of roofing material

The erection or construction of a porch outside any external door of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a projecting porch and or the enclosing of a recessed porch of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) a bargeboard of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) a front door of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) eaves gutters, gutter blocks or brackets and fascia boards of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway

The formation, laying out and construction of a means of access to the highway which is not a trunk road or a classified road

Development consisting of the provision within the curtilage of a dwelling house of a hard surface within a front garden adjoining a tenfoot access and to all properties with an existing vehicular crossover to the public highway within the Avenues part of the Avenues and Pearson Park conservation area.

Please note - for Article 4 direction relating to development consisting of a change of use of a building to a house in multiple occupation (HIMO) from a use as a dwelling house please see below.

 

Boulevard conservation area

If  you are the owner of a dwelling house in the Boulevard conservation area, you need to apply for planning permission to carry out any of the following work:

The erection or construction of a porch outside any external door of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway.

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a projection porch and or the enclosing of a recessed porch of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway.

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) a front door of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) any window or any projecting bay of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway.

Coltman Street conservation area

If you are the owner of a dwelling house in the Coltman Street conservation area, you will need to apply for planning permission to carry out any of the following work;

The erection or construction of a porch outside any external door of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway

 

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a projection porch and or the enclosing of a recessed porch of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway.

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) a front door of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway.

The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) any window or any projecting bay of a dwelling house in an elevation facing a highway.

Houses in multiple occupation (HIMO)

On 9 October 2013 a direction was made under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, as amended.

The direction removes permitted development consisting of a change of use of a building to a use falling within Class C4 (houses in multiple occupation), of the Schedule to the Town and country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 from a use falling within Class C3 (dwelling houses) of that Schedule.

Planning permission will therefore be required for change of use from Class C3 to Class C4.

The Article 4 direction applies to a specific area being land in part of the Avenues, Pearson Park, Newland, Newland Park, Inglemire and Beverley Road areas.