About conservation areas

Article 4 Directions

The council has made Article 4 Directions to protect specific elements in the following conservation areas. The effect of the direction (in addition to standard conservation area controls) is that planning permission is also required for the following development. This does not mean that the council will necessarily refuse permission, but enables it to exercise greater control in protecting the character and appearance of the conservation areas.

Please note: Affected development varies from area to area.

Bedford Park

  1. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwelling house
  2. The enlargement of a dwelling house consisting of an addition or alteration to its roof
  3. Any other alteration to the roof of a dwelling house
  4. The erection or construction of a porch outside any external door of a dwelling house
  5. The provision within the curtilage of a dwelling house of any building or enclosure, swimming or other pool required for a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house, or the maintenance or improvement or other alteration of such a building or enclosure
  6. The provision within the curtilage of a dwelling house of a hard surface for any purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house
  7. The installation, alteration or replacement of a microwave antenna on a dwelling house or within the curtilage of dwelling house.

Brentham Garden Estate

  1. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwelling house. This includes:
    - replacement of windows and doors
    - alteration of front porches
    - replacement of roof materials
    - erection, alteration or removal of a chimney
  2. The erection of a garage, stable, loosebox or coach-house within the curtilage of a dwelling house
  3. Erection or formation of a porch (including infilling)
  4. Formation of a vehicle hardstanding within the curtilage of a dwelling house
  5. Erection of gates, fences, walls or other means of enclosure fronting onto a highway
  6. Formation of an access to a highway
  7. Painting of any previously unpainted surfaces on the exterior of any buildings.

Churchfields - Half Acre Road

  1. The enlargement of a dwelling house consisting of an addition or alteration to its roof.

Ealing Town Centre - The Grove

  1. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwelling house. This includes:
    - replacement of windows and doors
    - alterations to stonework, brickwork and external timbers
    - rendering or pointing
    - chemical/abrasive cleaning of stonework/brickwork
  2. The enlargement of a dwelling house consisting of an addition or alteration to its roof
  3. Any other alterations to the roof of dwelling house
  4. The erection or construction of a porch outside any external door of a dwelling house
  5. The provision within the curtilage of a dwelling house of  a hard surface for any purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house, or the maintenance or replacement in whole or in part of such a surface
  6. The installation, alteration or replacement of a chimney flue or soil and vent on a dwelling house.

Hanger Hill Garden Estate

  1. The enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwelling house. This includes:
    - replacement of windows and doors
    - alteration of front porches
    - replacement of roof materials
    - erection, alteration or removal of a chimney.
  2. The erection of a garage, stable, loosebox or coach-house within the curtilage of a dwelling house
  3. Erection or formation of a porch (including infilling)
  4. Formation of a vehicle hardstanding within the curtilage of a dwelling house
  5. Installation, alteration or replacement of satellite antennae on the front elevation of a dwelling house
  6. Erection of gates, fences, walls or other means of enclosure fronting onto a highway
  7. Formation of an access to a highway
  8. Painting of any previously unpainted surfaces on the exterior of any buildings.

Hanger Hill (Haymills) Estate

  1. Alterations to the front elevations of properties, including replacement of windows and front or side extensions where a wall of the extension fronts a road
  2. Alteration to roof slopes to include rooflights and the replacement of roofing materials
  3. Erection of a front porch, or creation of a front porch by infilling
  4. Provision of a hardstanding on the road frontage, including the paving over of front gardens
  5. Painting of any previously unpainted surfaces on front elevations
  6. Erection, alteration or removal of a chimney on a dwelling house or on a building within the curtilage of a dwelling house
  7. Alterations affecting an open space
  8. Erection of outbuildings, side or rear.

Other Article 4 Directions

Article 4 Direction relating to Chapel and the west Lodge St Bernard's
Article 4 Direction relating to Listed Buildings within Ealing

If you wish to carry out these works in these areas you will need planning permission. The usual fees will be waived in such cases.

Details of Article 4 directions