Richmondshire District Council

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. Design guides have been produced to help owners.

Middleham article 4 direction

Middleham article 4 direction (April 2013)

Middleham conservation area design guide

Leyburn article 4 direction

Leyburn article 4 direction (April 2013)

Leyburn conservation area design guide


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