Conservation Area No.7 - Frampton on Severn
Frampton on Severn was first designated as a conservation area in November 1975. The conservation area was reviewed in 2007-8 and some changes were made to the original boundary. A Conservation Area Statement (CAS) for Frampton on Severn was adopted as supplementary planning advice (SPA) in November 2008.
The Conservation Area Statement contains information about the character and special significance of the conservation area as well as proposals for its conservation and enhancement. The document is used to guide the interpretation and application of Development Plan policies, including Local Plan Policy ES10.
Article 4(2) Direction
Although the Permitted Development Rights of houses (and buildings other than shops and flats) are restricted within a Conservation Area, the additional controls brought about by designation of the Conservation Area cannot sufficiently prevent many changes to these buildings. If unchecked, a successive number of such changes could damage the character of the Conservation Area.
For this reason, the Local Authority made an Article 4 (2) Direction on 15th December 2008. Article 4 Directions allow the Local Planning Authority to apply controls to works of alteration to dwelling houses, which were previously allowed through Permitted Development Rights. As a consequence of an Article 4 Direction, certain works to specified properties require an application for Planning Permission. For such applications there will be no planning fee payable. In the case of an Article 4 (2) direction, the controls only apply in circumstances where the proposed works are on elevations which front a highway or public open space.