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 four Article 4 Directions in place:

  • Lords Walk Estate, Eriswell (and the reasons for the Direction) (confirmed 13 November 2018): this Direction prevents the erection, construction, maintenance, improvement or alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure being developed.
  • Land adjacent to Long View, Bridge End Road, Red Lodge (confirmed 26 August 2009): 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
  • Barton Mills (confirmed 24 July 2008): (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.
  • Red Lodge and the surrounding area (confirmed 30 January 1959): 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.