Conservation areas and Article 4

New Article 4 directions – 2020-2021

Introduction of an Article 4 (1) directions requiring planning permission for the demolition of front boundary treatments within 14 Conservation Areas.

An Article 4 Direction is a direction under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 ("GPDO"). It enables the Council to withdraw specified permitted development rights across a defined area.

The effect of this is to require planning permission for the specified works where normally such works would not require planning permission.

As agreed by Planning Committee on 30th May 2018, the council is introducing Article 4 directions.

It requires planning permission for the demolition of all or any part of any gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure across 14 Conservation Areas in the borough for selected properties.

The conservation areas, properties covered and justification for the Directions is set out in the Committee report (at item 26).

View areas covered by Article 4 Directions

Use the link below to view areas covered by Article 4 Directions on Harrow Planning Maps.

On the map, go to the 'Layer List' and select 'Article 4 Direction (Land subject to)' to highlight the areas.

View Harrow Planning Maps

The following table gives details of the Article 4 direction notices as they are being introduced towards the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021:

Group of conservation areas Conservation area name with link to notice once served
Harrow Weald

Harrow Weald Park

Brookshill Drive and Grimsdyke Estate

Stanmore and Edgware

Canons Park

Kerry Avenue

Little Common

Stanmore Hill


East End Farm

Pinner High Street

Pinnerwood Park

Pinner Hill


Harrow Hill Village

Harrow Hill Village (part 2)

Roxborough Park

South Hill Avenue

Mount Park Estate