Conservation Areas - Introduction
Within a Conservation Area special additional planning controls exist, for example:
- It is an offence to demolish a building or a substantial part of a building without Planning permission
- Anyone intending to lop or fell a tree of over 75mm in diameter or in certain circumstances 100mm diameter as measured 1.5m above the ground within a conservation area must give six weeks notice to the local planning authority. Felling or lopping of the tree must not be carried out within the six weeks notification period, without consent, during which time the local authority may decide whether to protect the tree by a Tree Preservation Order.
- Planning permission is required for the installation of a satellite dish on the front wall or roof slope of a property in a conservation area.