To protect any particularly important features in a conservation area that might be affected by development, we can make a Direction to withdraw permitted development rights for specified works. This means that a planning application would first be required before a property owner could undertake those works.
In addition, on 26 January 2006 Article 4(2) Directions were made covering parts of the following conservation areas. On 8 January 2018, these were cancelled for the Enfield Town Conservation area only and replaced by the 2017 Enfield Town Conservation Area Article 4(1) Direction:
On 12 November 2008 Article 4(2) Directions were made covering most of the following conservation areas:
1. Grange Park Conservation Area
2. Meadway Conservation Area
3. The Crescent Conservation Area
This 2008 Article 4 Direction was confirmed.
On 23 September 2009 Article 4(2) Directions were made covering the new Abbotshall Avenue Conservation Area as well as to cover households in the expansion of Clay Hill, Forty Hill, Enfield Lock and Southgate Green conservation areas.
The 2009 Article 4(2) Directions were confirmed on 30 November 2009.
On 21 November 2017, a new Article 4(1) was confirmed for Enfield Town conservation area. It came into effect on 8 January 2018.
You can find individual Article 4 maps on the pages for each conservation area.