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Dwellings with Article 4 Directions

We have applied Article 4 Directions to dwellings within the following conservation areas:

Residential dwellings in Upnor include:

  • 1 to 16 (consecutive) Admiralty Terrace
  • 22 to 24 (evens) Admiralty Road
  • 1, 3 and 4 Admiralty Cottages
  • Waterside Cottage, Elizabeth Cottage, Medway View in Barrack Hill
  • 4, 6, 8, 10, 20, 22, 38 High Street
  • 1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23 High Street

Residential dwellings in Brompton include:

  • 9 to 61 (inclusive) Mill Road
  • 35 to 125 (odds), 98 to 142 (evens) and 154 to 164 (evens) Saunders Street
  • 2 to 52 (evens) St Georges Road
  • 1 to 23 (odds) Trinity Road
  • 97 to 119 (odds) and 145 to 175 (odds) Marlborough Road

Residential dwellings in Gillingham Park include all residential dwelling houses:

  • in Park Avenue
  • between 2 to 8 (evens) and 3 to 21 (odds) Oxford Road
  • in Malvern Road
  • in Holmside
  • between 1 to 71 (odds) and 2 to 76 (evens) Cleave Road
  • in Stuart Road
  • between 159 to 193 (odds) Nelson Road
  • between 256 to 262 (evens) Nelson Road
  • between 241 to 269 (odds) Napier Road

Residential dwellings in Maidstone Road Chatham including:

  • 29 to 79 (odds) Maidstone Road, Chatham
  • 90 to 132 (evens) Maidstone Road, Chatham

Residential dwellings in New Road, Chatham including:

  • New Road (evens): Flats 1 to 2 Britannic House, 40
  • New Road (evens): Flats A to G Kingsway House, 44 to 46
  • New Road (evens): 42, 48, 50, 56, 62, 62a, 64, 64a, 64b, 66, 68
  • New Road (odds): 5, 7, 9 to 13, 15 (15a The Paddock – rear of property only), 17, 17a, 19

Residential dwellings in New Road, Rochester, Star Hill, Star Hill to Sun Pier including all residential dwelling houses:

  • in Orange Terrace
  • between 200 to 392 (evens) and  209 to 379 (odds) High Street, Rochester
  • in Hammond Hill, Chatham
  • in Gundolph Road, Rochester
  • in New Road, Rochester
  • in St Bartholomew's Terrace, Rochester
  • 2, 10, 12 Nags Head Lane
  • in Bourne Court, High Street, Rochester and 4 Delce Road

Residential dwellings in Watts Avenue or Roebuck Road including all residential dwelling houses:

  • in Watts Avenue
  • in Roebuck Road
  • in King Edward Road
  • between 33 to 83 (odds) and 76 to 92 (evens) St Margaret’s Street
  • between 22 to 54 (evens) and 37 to 199 (odds) Maidstone Road, Rochester
  • 1a Ridley Road
  • Grove Cottage, Lockington Grove

Residential dwellings in Upper Bush, Cuxton, Rochester including:

  • Beeches View
  • The Cottage
  • The Old Bakery

The land in Historic Rochester including:

  • 1 Eden Mews, Crow Lane
  • 12 to 18 (evens) Crow Lane
  • 1 to 2 Coachman Mews, Crow Lane
  • 1 to 9 (consecutive) Eastgate Terrace
  • Delta House, 2 Love Lane
  • 1 to 15 (odds) Love Lane
  • 6 to 12 (evens) Love Lane
  • 18 to 24 (evens) Love Lane
  • Trevine Cottage (St Margaret's Mews)
  • 2 to 6 (evens) St Margaret’s Street
  • 3 to 7 (odds) St Margaret’s Street
  • 27, 27a, 31 St Margaret’s Street
  • Malt House, Malt Mews, St Margaret’s Street
  • The House, 26a St Margaret’s Street
  • Easter Garth, The Precinct
  • 2 to 5 (consecutive) George Lane (behind Rochester High Street)

Permissions needed for these properties

In these areas planning permission is required for small changes to properties as well as major changes that normally require planning permission (for example extending your house).

The following minor alterations to the facades of houses which face highways or public footpaths require an application for planning permission.

These minor changes include:

  • replacing windows and doors
  • altering roofs (including roof coverings and chimneys)
  • building a porch
  • adding or removing cladding (such as timber or stone) from the walls of houses
  • laying or replacing driveways or paths
  • installing satellite dishes
  • erecting, altering or removing boundary gates, fences, or walls
  • painting, rendering or pebble dashing the walls of a building (excluding the painting of joinery)

This list is a summary of the alterations that need planning permission.

Other buildings such as flats, shops or offices have strict planning rules. In general, planning permission is needed for minor changes to buildings in all conservation areas. Check with the Planning Team at the council by phoning 01634 331 700.