Conservation areas

What is an Article 4 Direction?

We can limit the changes allowed depending on how it might affect the area's character. This is called an Article 4 Direction and it affects things like: 

  • porches
  • changing historic doors and windows 
  • removing or putting up walls 
  • gates or fences 
  • other architectural features 

There are 11 conservation areas affected by Article 4 Directions.