Planning applications in Conservation Areas
It is advisable to discuss proposals for development in Conservation Areas with a Planning Officer before submitting planning applications. Contact a Planning Officer for advice.
In addition to normal planning requirements, the following require planning approval in Conservation Areas:
- The use of exterior cladding of stone, artificial stone, timber, plastic or tiles
- The enlargement of a house by addition to or by alteration of the roof: this includes dormer windows
- The erection, improvement or alteration of buildings of more than 10 cubic metres within the grounds of a house
- Extending the original size of a house by more than 50 cubic metres (cumulative since 1948 or when the house was built, and includes separate buildings of more than 10 cubic metres within the grounds)
- The installation of a satellite dish on a chimney, on a building exceeding 15 metres in height, on a wall or on a roof slope which faces a highway
- Demolition of any building over 115 cubic metres in volume
Submit a planning application for demolition in a Conservation Area. Please include photos if a building is to be demolished. There is no fee for applications for demolition in a Conservation Area.
Listed Buildings in Conservation Areas also have further planning restrictions.