Designations and constraints

When looking at your proposal there may be planning constraints that apply to your site. This page will help you in identifying those constraints and provide links or contact details where you can obtain more detailed advice.

Article 4 areas   

Under provisions set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 [Article 4] we can remove or restrict the permitted development rights in relation to a specific site or area. This means in effect that a planning application is required to be made for express permission for certain types or forms of development which would normally by permitted by the order, such as replacing doors and windows, alterations to the roof, painting of the exterior of the building, alterations to boundary walls and other works that affect the external appearance of the building.

Below are the sites relating to Article 4 Directions in the District (though it is always worth checking with the Council before commencing works as other areas may be designated):

  • Bath Mill Conservation Area
  • Lancaster Conservation Area
  • Glasson Mill Conservation Area
  • Heysham Conservation Area
  • Westfield Memorial Village Conservation Area
  • Morecambe Conservation Area

Last updated: 19 April 2017