Restrictions on Permitted Development Rights
There are parts of Article 3 itself that restrict the general rights to permitted development that it grants.
In an area given a European designation for its nature conservation importance there is no permitted development for proposals that Natural England have identified as likely to have significant effects on that importance.
Article 3 also stipulates that there is no permitted development for anything which creates an obstruction to the view of persons using any highway used by vehicular traffic and which causes them danger.
Elsewhere the Article stipulates that if a development requires the submission of an Environmental Impact Assessment under the relevant Regulations it cannot be permitted development.
For information on areas of the Borough having a European Nature Conservation designation go to the Natural England website.
To discuss whether your proposal is likely to cause a danger to highway users you can go to http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/default.asp
To discuss whether your proposal will require an Environmental Impact Assessment contact us