Article 4 consultation

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to this consultation.  Our consultation is now closed.

Barking and Dagenham Council has agreed to seek new powers to prevent additional storeys being built on existing buildings which result in poor quality and unsightly development in the borough.

The new powers, known as an Article 4 direction under the General Permitted Development Order, will also enable the Council to insist that developers make a contribution towards social infrastructure, such as schools or affordable housing.

The new powers will remove what are known as ‘permitted development rights’ in residential areas when applicants seek to add additional storeys to buildings.

It means applicants in these locations will have to use the standard planning application route, allowing planning staff and other stakeholders, including local residents, to consider the quality of any proposal in terms of design, infrastructure provision and affordable housing contributions.

The Council now has to consult the local community and post formal notices before the new rules can come into force within a year.

Let us have your views

  • Take a look at the map showing the areas where the article 4 direction will apply
  • Read the legal notices and documents
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to post them here
  • Give us your views here

This consultation is being carried out by Be First on behalf of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

Barking and Dagenham Council has agreed to seek new powers to prevent additional storeys being built on existing buildings which result in poor quality and unsightly development in the borough.

The new powers, known as an Article 4 direction under the General Permitted Development Order, will also enable the Council to insist that developers make a contribution towards social infrastructure, such as schools or affordable housing.

The new powers will remove what are known as ‘permitted development rights’ in residential areas when applicants seek to add additional storeys to buildings.

It means applicants in these locations will have to use the standard planning application route, allowing planning staff and other stakeholders, including local residents, to consider the quality of any proposal in terms of design, infrastructure provision and affordable housing contributions.

The Council now has to consult the local community and post formal notices before the new rules can come into force within a year.

Let us have your views

  • Take a look at the map showing the areas where the article 4 direction will apply
  • Read the legal notices and documents
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to post them here
  • Give us your views here

This consultation is being carried out by Be First on behalf of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If you have a question, please write it here.  We will answer as soon as we can.

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    Dear Sirs, I am in a process of purchasing a property at 105 Corunch Avenue IG11 0QY and the searches are showing that the property falls within an area subject to Article 4. When I check this against the map you published, the house seems to be outside the blue lines, and south from the railways. Can you please let me know if this property falls within the Article 4 area or not. Thanky you so much for your time. Your time is highly appreciated Kind Regards Teodora

    Teodora asked 4 months ago

    Crouch Avenue is within the rea affected.  But remember, the Article 4 only affects you if you are considering building additional storeys above existing commercial and residential properties

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    I am looking to purchase a property in Chadwell heath however the area searches show the area is covered by an article 4 permitted development. I want to build a 3 metre rear extension, will I be required to apply for planning permission?

    Fahas asked 3 months ago

    The Article 4 direction we are proposing does not impact the permitted development rights for rear extensions.  It relates only to additional storeys above existing commercial and residential properties. However you should always check with the planning department to make sure your proposal is permitted development at planning@befirst.london.