Removal of permitted development rights
Certain types of development are 'deemed' to have planning permission without the need for an making a planning application.
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (as amended) provides that certain types of development are 'deemed' to have planning permission without the need for an application.
This order gives local planning authorities the power to issue what are termed 'Article 4 Directions' that withdraw some or all of these permitted development rights within a particular area.
In addition, individual properties in any area can have their permitted development rights withdrawn by condition from a previous planning permission.
Please check your property records or contact your local planning authority to discover whether your property still has permitted development rights.
Currently, there are no Article 4 Directions in place in relation to any of the following types of development for which Dorset County Council would be the deciding authority:
Mining, quarrying and the working of minerals and associated facilities
Waste disposal or the treating, storing, processing or disposing of refuse or waste materials
Developments by the county council (for example roads or schools)
Name: Planning (Christchurch)
Tel: 01202 495030
Fax: 01202 495105
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Name: Planning applications, enforcement and tree matters (East Dorset)
Tel: 01202 886201
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Development Management Service
Name: Development Services
Tel: 01258 484220
Fax: 01258 484230
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Development Management Technical Support Officer
Name: Mr Malcolm Davies
Tel: 01929 557206
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Name: Development Services - West Dorset District Council
Tel: 01305 251010
Fax: 01305 251481
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Name: Duty Planning Officer - Weymouth and Portland
Tel: 01305 838336
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