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Known Article 4 Lookup Table

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There is no centralised database of all of the Council’s with Article 4 Directions in England. This list represents the Article 4 Directions we know about within England and the allowances removed. THIS IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST and will be updated as new directions become known to us. This table is for reference only.

This table was updated on 2 August 2021 to reflect the alterations permitted development stemming from Class MA coming into force on the 1st August 2021

Type the name of the Council
Council Class O – Office to C3Class N – Specified Sui-Generis Uses to C3Class M – Takeaway to C3Class L – House to HMO and back again Class MA – Commercial,
Business,
Service (Class E) to C3
Class AA – Dwellings above detached mixed use commercial buildingsClass AB – Dwellings above terraced mixed use commercial buildings Class ZA – Demolition of Commercial and Rebuild to Residential
Ashford District CouncilYes
Basingstoke and Dean Borough Council YesYes
Bath and North East Somerset Council Yes
Bedford Borough Council Yes
Blackburn and Darwen Borough CouncilYes
BCP Council  All of Bournemouth and Talbot Village Poole
Bracknell Forest CouncilYes
Brighton and Hove City CouncilYesYes
Bristol City CouncilYes
Canterbury City Council Yes
Charnwood Borough CouncilYes
Cheshire West and Cheshire Yes
City of London Yes Offices Only
City of York Yes
Cornwall CouncilYes
Coventry City Council Yes
Crawley Borough CouncilYes
Croydon Council YesYes
Dacorum Borough Council Specified Areas Hemel Hempstead Town Centre Only
Daventry District Council YesYes
Doncaster Council Yes
Durham County Council Yes
East Hampshire District CouncilSpecified Buildings
Epsom & Ewell Borough CouncilSpecified Buildings
Elmbridge Borough CouncilYes
Exeter City CouncilYes
Great Yarmouth Borough CouncilYes
Hastings Borough CouncilYes
Hart District CouncilYes
Harlow CouncilYes
Harrogate Borough CouncilYes
Hull City CouncilYes
Leeds City Council Yes
Leicester City CouncilYes
London Borough of Barking and DagenhamYes
London Borough of Barnet YesYes
London Borough of Brent YesComplex set of 4 Article 4 directions covering Town Centres, Employment Site Allocations and Specific Industrial Areas. Specific Industrial areas and Employment Site Allocations.
London Borough of BromleyYes
London Borough of HackneyYes
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham  Yes
London Borough of HaringeyYesYes
London Borough of HaveringYesYes
London Borough of HillingdonYesYes
London Borough of HounslowYesYes
London Borough of Islington Yes
London Borough of Kingston YesSpecified roads only
London Borough of LambethYesLondon Plan Central Activities Zone
London Borough of RedbridgeYes
London Borough of Richmond YesSpecific sites only
London Borough of SpelthorneYes
London Borough of Southwark YesCentral Activities Zone
Railway Arches
Town centres
New Southwark Plan Site Allocations
Strategic Protected Industrial Land
Shopping frontages
Central Activities Zone
Town centres
New Southwark Plan Site Allocations
Strategic Protected Industrial Land
London Borough of Wandsworth YesSpecific Roads and Buildings Only
Lincoln City CouncilYes
Manchester City CouncilYesYes
Maidstone Borough CouncilYes
Milton Keynes Council Yes
Mole Valley District Council Yes
Newcastle-under-Lyme CouncilYes
Newcastle upon Tyne City CouncilYes
Nottingham City CouncilYes
Oxford City CouncilYesYes
Plymouth City Council Yes
Portsmouth City CouncilYes
Preston City CouncilYes
Reading Borough Council town centre, district and local centres, core
employment areas and a number of other commercial areas
town centre, district and local centres, core
employment areas and a number of other commercial areas
Yestown centre, district and local centres, core
employment areas and a number of other commercial areas
town centre, district and local centres, core
employment areas and a number of other commercial areas
town centre, district and local centres, core
employment areas and a number of other commercial areas
town centre, district and local centres, core
employment areas and a number of other commercial areas
Rother District CouncilYes
Sheffield City CouncilYes
Southampton City CouncilYes
South Somerset District CouncilYes
South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough CouncilYes
Stevenage Borough CouncilYes
Sunderland City CouncilYes
Tendring District CouncilYes
Thanet District CouncilYes
Tunbridge Wells Borough CouncilYes
Warwick District CouncilYes
Walsall Metropolitan Borough CouncilYes
Waveney District CouncilYesYes
West Lancashire District CouncilYes
West Northamptonshire Council –
Northampton Borough Council
Yes
West Oxfordshire District CouncilYes
Welwyn Hatfield CouncilYes
Winchester City Council Yes
Worcester City CouncilYes


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