Richmondshire District Council

What are Article 4 Directions?

Article 4 Directions remove some of the normal “permitted development rights” that residential properties enjoy. 

They're usually introduced in a conservation area to ensure that minor developments, such as roof or window replacements, don't damage the area's character and appearance.

In Richmondshire, both Middleham and Leyburn conservation areas have Article 4 Directions. The following design guides have been produced to help owners:

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