Preston Park Conservation Area

A large section of Fiveways falls within the Preston Park Conservation Area which has various planning restrictions and guidelines.

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To see if your property falls within the designated boundaries for the Preston Park Conservation Area please have a look at the following map:

Map of Preston Park Conservation Area

The Council bases its specific policies for the area on a document that has been written outlining the unique character of the area and therefore the aspects of this that need to be conserved.

The Preston Park Conservation Area Character Statement

Based on the above statement an Article 4 Direction has been written for the area.

What is an Article 4 Direction?

An Article 4 Direction is a special planning regulation adopted by a Local Planning Authority to provide additional powers of planning control in a particular location. It operates by removing "Permitted Development" rights over certain specified classes of minor alterations and extensions, such as porches, replacement of windows and doors and painting of the exterior of a building. Usually these Directions only relate to those facades of the building facing onto a street or public footpath or open space, but sometimes they cover alterations and extensions at the rear or developments such as sheds in back gardens.
The effect of these Article 4 Directions is that planning permission is required for these minor developments that would otherwise not require an application for planning permission. This enables the council to control these minor developments so as to ensure that they accord with its policies to protect the character of a Conservation Area or the visual amenities of other areas and prevent developments that do not accord with those policies.

Read the specific Article 4 Direction for the Preston Park Conservation Area here:

Preston Park Article 4 Direction 

For more specific answers to your questions please contact the council or visit their website www.brighton-hove.gov.uk