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Article 4 Directions

Householders can normally make minor alterations to their houses without requiring planning permission. This is called permitted development. However in some areas, mainly conservation areas, we have removed some of these rights by making Article 4 Directions. There are 21 Article 4 Directions in place in Hull.

This does not in itself prohibit any action, but means that the householder must seek planning permission before carrying out certain works. However, consent is not required for 'like for like' repairs or 'like for like' replacement which does not materially affect the external appearance of the building.

a) Garden Village conservation area

If you are an owner of a dwellinghouse in the Garden Village conservation area, you will need to apply for planning permission to carry out any of the following work -

  1. The erection, construction, maintenance, improvement or alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse and fronting a highway (a highway is defined as any public right of way)

  2. Any alteration to the roof of a dwellinghouse shown coloured red on the Roofs plan is available to download below.

    Please note some of the uncoloured properties on the Roofs plan are listed buildings and as such any alteration to any part of them (internal or external) is likely to require listed building consent (See Listed Buildings).
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b) Avenues and Pearson Park conservation area

If you are an owner of a dwellinghouse in the Avenues and Pearson Park conservation area, you will need to apply for planning permission to carry out any of the following work -

  1. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwellinghouse by the removal or alteration of any window, or any bay, in an elevation facing a highway

  2. The installation, alteration or replacement of a chimney on a dwellinghouse

  3. The installation, alteration or replacement of solar PV or solar thermal equipment on (a) a dwellinghouse roofslope facing a highway; or (b) a roofslope facing a highway on a building situated within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse

  4. An alteration to the roof of a dwellinghouse consisting of a change in the type of roofing material

  5. The erection or construction of a porch outside any external door of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway

  6. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a projecting porch and/or the enclosing of a recessed porch of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway

  7. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) a bargeboard of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway

  8. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) a front door of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway

  9. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) eaves gutters, gutter blocks or brackets and fascia boards of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway

  10. The formation, laying out and construction of a means of access to the highway which is not a trunk road or a classified road. This related to Avenues area only as shown in bordered area in plan 1 available to download below

  11. Development consisting of the provision within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse of a hard surface within a front garden adjoining a tenfoot access and to all properties with an existing vehicular crossover to the public highway within the Avenues part of the Avenues and Pearson Park conservation area

Note - For Article 4 Direction relating to development consisting of a change of use of a building to a house in multiple occupation (HIMO) from a use as a dwellinghouse, please access e) below.

PDF Icon Plan 1 - Avenues area (size: 3.4 Mb)
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c) Boulevard conservation area

If you are an owner of a dwellinghouse in the Boulevard conservation area, you will need to apply for planning permission to carry out any of the following work -

  1. The erection or construction of a porch outside any external door of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway.

  2. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a projecting porch and/or the enclosing of a recessed porch of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway.

  3. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) a front door of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway.

  4. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) any window or any projecting bay of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway.

d) Coltman Street conservation area

If you are an owner of a dwellinghouse in the Coltman Street conservation area, you will need to apply for planning permission to carry out any of the following work -

  1. The erection or construction of a porch outside any external door of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway.

  2. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a projecting porch and/or the enclosing of a recessed porch of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway.

  3. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) a front door of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway.

  4. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration to (including the installation or replacement of) any window or any projecting bay of a dwellinghouse in an elevation facing a highway.

e) Area surrounding and including Avenues and Pearson Park conservation area, Ella Street conservation, Newland Park conservation area, Beverley High Road conservation area and parts of Spring Bank West conservation area, Princes Avenue conservation area, Beverley Road conservation area, Cottingham Road conservation area. Newland conservation area and Sculcoates conservation area.

If you are an owner of a dwellinghouse in the above areas, you will need to apply for planning permission to carry out any of the following work –

1. Development consisting of a change of use of a building to a house in multiple occupation (HIMO) from a use as a dwellinghouse.


How to apply for planning consent

To apply for planning consent to carry out works controlled by an Article 4 Direction, you will need to complete the form called 'Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling'. Applications for work controlled by an Article 4 Direction are free of charge.

Find out more about making a planning applications or download a Householder application form

Contact us


Hull City Council
Planning Services
The Guildhall
Alfred Gelder Street
Hull
HU1 2AA 

Tel: 01482 300 300

Fax 01482 612350

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