Article 4 Direction - Local Heritage List

There are currently 31 sites on the Doncaster Local Heritage List, these cover a range of buildings and structures in Doncaster.

Being on the Local Heritage List ensures some protection via the planning process, but these are not protected in the same ways as nationally listed buildings. Local Heritage Assets are also not protected from permitted development rights which are enshrined in the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO).

There are a number of permitted development rights which could, if used, be harmful to Local Heritage Assets. These include demolition as well as means by which the building can be visually altered – such as exterior painting and alterations to roofs, windows, doors and so on. Certain permitted development rights can be removed using an Article 4 Direction. This would mean that works which would otherwise be permitted, would require a planning application and planning permission to be granted in order to be undertaken.

Work is underway to identify potential permitted development rights which may need to be removed via Article 4 Directions, based on an asset by asset assessment. More information will be available in due course.

Potential Article 4 Direction – Former Balby Board School

The Council are considering making an Article 4 Direction which would remove the permitted development right related to demolition on the former Balby Board School. This site is listed on the Local Heritage List (site DLHL04). The Article 4 Direction, if made, would remove Permitted Development Rights relating to the demolition of buildings under Class B Part 11 of Schedule 2 to the GPDO, in the area specified on the map below. If made, any proposal to demolish this building would require planning permission.

In 2023 the site was subject to a refused prior notification application related to the buildings demolition. This shows an intention to demolish this local heritage asset. As such, the Council are undertaking a consultation on potentially making an Article 4 Direction which would remove the permitted development right to demolish the former Balby Board School, and would welcome comments by 1 May 2024.

Please email any representations to:; or submit these in writing to:

Planning Policy and Environment Team, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

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Last updated: 25 April 2024 16:57:13

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