Article 4 direction data

There are 2 datasets you must provide for article 4 directions:

Format

You can provide data in one of these formats:

  • CSV
  • GeoJSON
  • GML
  • Geopackage

For more information, see how to provide your data.


Article 4 direction dataset

This dataset is about article 4 directions. These are directions from local planning authorities to withdraw specified permitted development rights across a defined area.

The dataset must contain at least one entry (row) for each article 4 direction. It must containing the following fields (columns): reference

A reference or ID for each article 4 direction that is:

  • unique within your dataset
  • permanent - it doesn’t change when the dataset is updated

If you don’t use a reference already, you will need to create one. This can be a short set of letters or numbers. Example: A4D1

name

The official name of the article 4 direction.

Example: Old Market

description

Optional short description of the article 4 direction’s purpose.

Example: The railways arches should not be demolished or have their use changed from commercial to residential.

document-url

The URL of an authoritative order or notice designating the article 4 direction.

Example: http://www.LPAwebsite.org.uk/article4direction1.pdf

documentation-url

The URL of the webpage citing the document.

Each document should be linked to on a documentation webpage that includes a short description of the data. The website URL should be unique for each article 4 direction, either by creating a separate page or a separate anchor (fragment identifier) for each one.

Example: http://www.LPAwebsite.org.uk/data#article4direction

notes

Optional text on how this data was made or produced, or how it can be interpreted.

start-date

The date that the article 4 direction came into force, written in YYYY-MM-DD format.

Example: 1984-03-28

end-date

If applicable, the date that the article 4 direction was no longer in effect, written in YYYY-MM-DD format. If this does not apply, leave the cell blank. Example: 1999-01-20

entry-date

The date this dataset was created or last updated, written in YYYY-MM-DD format. Example: 2022-12-20


Article 4 direction area

This dataset is about the geometry that each article 4 direction refers to.

The dataset must contain at least one entry (row) for each article 4 direction area.

It must containing the following fields (columns):

reference

A reference or ID for each article 4 direction area that is:

  • unique within your dataset
  • permanent - it doesn’t change when the dataset is updated

If you don’t use a reference already, you will need to create one. This can be a short set of letters or numbers.

Example: A4Da1

name

The official name of the article 4 direction. Example: Old Market geometry

The boundary for the article 4 direction area as a single polygon or multipolygon value. Points must be in the WGS84 coordinate reference system.

This should be in GeoJSON format.

Example: MULTIPOLYGON (((1.188829 51.23478,1.188376 51.234909,1.188381 51.234917,1.187912 51.235022...

uprn

If the geometry is the boundary of a building, you can provide the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN). Find the UPRN on GeoPlace.

If you provide the UPRN, you must also provide the address text.

address-text

If the geometry is the boundary of a building, you can provide the address of the article 4 direction, written as text.

If you provide the address text, you must also provide the UPRN.

Example: 100 High Street, Bath

article-4-direction

The reference for the article 4 direction used in the article 4 direction dataset.

Example: A4D1

article-4-direction-rules

The list of references of article 4 direction rules which apply to this area, as found in the article 4 direction rule dataset. In many cases the article 4 direction rule is a reference to the permitted development right removed by the rule.

If the rule you need does not exist in our list, please contact digitalland@levellingup.gov.uk.

Example: P3CD;P3CM;P11CB

notes

Optional text on how this data was made or produced, or how it can be interpreted.

start-date

The date that the article 4 direction came into force, written in YYYY-MM-DD format.

Example: 1984-03-28

end-date

If applicable, the date that the article 4 direction was no longer in effect, written in YYYY-MM-DD format. If this does not apply, leave the cell blank. Example: 1999-01-20

entry-date

The date this dataset was created or last updated, written in YYYY-MM-DD format.

Example: 2022-12-20


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