Forest Heath Article 4 Directions

What restrictions are there on building work?

Some permitted development rights are restricted under what is known as the Article 4 Direction. Permitted development is building work, alterations, or other forms of development such as the change of use of land which can be carried out without planning permission.

In Forest Heath there are three Article 4 Directions in place:

  • Barton Mills (adjacent to the A11 at Jubilee Farm): under this Direction, the land cannot be used for more than 14 days in any calendar year for holding a market, planning consent will be required to hold a market for more than 14 days.
  • Land adjacent to Long View, Bridge End Road, Red Lodge: this Direction prevents the storage of any caravan and the use of the land as a caravan site, it also prevents the: erection, construction, maintenance, improvement or alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure
  • Red Lodge and the surrounding area: this Direction requires that planning consent needs to be obtained in order to site a moveable structure (such as a residential caravan) anywhere within the curtilage of a dwelling (house). It does not relate to parking a small touring caravan on a property.