Small plots of land advertised for sale

We have received calls from the public seeking advice on development on small plots of land advertised for sale.

The plots of land are usually located in open countryside and offered for sale by auction .

Anyone considering acquiring an interest in this land, or any other similar plots of land, with an expectation to develop the land is strongly advised to ensure they understand fully the effect of planning policy relevant to the area as this can significantly limit the potential for development.

We have issued an Article 4 Direction on the sites below to apply strict control over development of the land. For example, the grant of planning permission is required to erect any fences, walls or other means of enclosure on the land

A direction under Article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 removes the right to undertake development cited in the direction that would otherwise be permitted by the General Permitted Development Order. This requires the making an application to obtain planning permission for cited development that would otherwise not be required.