NPPF changes could make securing article 4 restrictions to permitted development ‘almost impossible’

Proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) would make it much harder for councils to secure article 4 directions disapplying permitted development (PD) rights, according to senior planning and legal figures.

by Gavin McEwan and Joey Gardiner
Town centre shops: experts warn protecting them may become harder. Central Leicester - image: Colin Park/ geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Town centre shops: experts warn protecting them may become harder. Central Leicester - image: Colin Park/ geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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