Restrictions on permitted development rights
Permitted development rights are provided by Article 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (the GPDO).
This allows certain types of development to proceed without the need for planning permission.
The most commonly used permitted development rights relate to dwelling houses. The GPDO permits householders to undertake alterations, minor extensions as well as erect buildings and structures within the curtilage of a property, without planning permission.
The council sometimes removes all or some of these rights on large developments or single dwellings by conditions attached to planning permissions. It also has the power to remove permitted development rights within existing developments, by the making of an Article 4 Direction - there have been three Article 4 Directions made to date in the borough.
To check if your permitted development rights have been removed please contact us on 020 8726 6800.