Article 4 Directions - Old Harlow

There are three Confirmed Article 4 Directions in the Old Harlow Conservation Area. The Article 4 Directions mean that householders in the affected areas must submit a planning application to the Council before carrying out a range of small-scale developments and alterations to the front of dwellings or other areas which face the highway. The range of development covered in the Directions include:

  • the enlargement, improvement or alteration of the front of the house, facing the road;
  • alterations to the roof of the house, facing the road;
  • building a front porch;
  • the provision of hard standing in front facing the road;
  • removing, altering or erecting a chimney;
  • building or demolishing front garden walls, fences or gates;
  • painting the front of the house or any other building fronting the road; and
  • putting up or replacing solar panels on a roof slope visible from the road.

Consultation

Between 5 and 26 February 2016 a new Article 4 Direction covering 79-97 (odds) High Street, Old Harlow was consulted on. These properties has been included in the original 1995 Article 4 Direction and it was intended that they would be included in the 2012 Direction. However, due to a typographical error in the associated documentation, numbers 79 to 97 (odds) High Street were not included in the text of the 2012 Direction. Following the consultation this new Article 4 Direction for 79 to 97 (odds) High Street has come into force to ensure that these buildings benefit from the same protection against inappropriate development that other buildings in the area benefit from.

The three Directions, and the areas they affect, are Old Harlow, Park Hill and Mulberry Terrace and St John’s Avenue:

Old Harlow Article 4 Directions

The Old Harlow Article 4 Direction affects:

  • Bury Road – all houses except 85
  • New Road – 1 to 33 (odds)
  • High Street – 71 to 97 (odds)
  • Old Road – 11 to 19 (odds)

The Direction has been in place since 1995 and was amended from 1 June 2012, to remove permitted development rights for the installation, alteration or replacement of solar panels on roof slopes where they are visible from the highway.

An additional Article 4 Direction covering 79-97 (odds) High Street came into force on 27 February 2017.

Park Hill and Mulberry Terrace Article 4 Direction

The Park Hill and Mulberry Terrace Article 4 Direction affects:

  • Park Hill – 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 (Oddfellow’s Terrace)
  • Mulberry Terrace – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Park Hill – 15 and 17

The Direction has been in place since 1 June 2012

St John’s Avenue Article 4 Direction

This St John's Avenue Article 4 Direction affects:

  • St John’s Avenue – 7 to 37 (odds) and 4 to 30 (evens)

The Direction has been in place since 1 June 2012.