Extra protection for Conservation Areas: Article 4 Directions
Central Government and Birmingham City Council can introduce an Article 4 Direction to give extra protection to certain residential Conservation Areas. This means that even minor residential alterations, for example constructing a porch replacing windows or re-roofing, will require planning permission. Copies of the Article 4 Direction for each specific area are available to download below.
Article 4 Directions have been introduced in the following Conservation Areas:
- Austin Village
- Bournville Village
- Edgbaston (part)
- Greenfield road
- High Street Sutton Coldfield
- Ideal Village Bordesley Green
- Moor Pool Harborne
- Old Yardley
- Selly Park
- Selly Park Avenues
- St Agnes
Other Article 4 Directions may be introduced elsewhere in the future. Residents will be notified if this decision is made, but you should still always check with us before you carry out work if you live in a Conservation Area.