If my property is in a Conservation Area
If you live in a Conservation Area you will need to apply for planning permission for certain types of work which would not normally need an application in other areas of the district. The Council have produced a leaflet 'Living in a Conservation Area' which provides useful advice.
Within a Conservation Area there is greater planning control over:
- changes to external features like doors and windows
- satellite dishes
- alterations to roofs
- the demolition and erection of garden walls
- the building of extensions
- building new structures
- demolishing buildings
Whatever is proposed, in order to get planning permission, the works should normally preserve or enhance the conservation area. A Heritage Statement should normally be submitted with applications within Conservation Areas. This will help you to consider heritage assets when considering how to make alterations to your home or develop your site. It will also provide us with important information needed to assess the application. Heritage Statement Template.
If you live in a Conservation Area, you will need to apply for planning permission before cladding the outside of your house with stone, tiles, artificial stone, plastic, timber, render or pebble dash.
If you wish to carry out works to trees within a Conservation Area or that are protected by a Tree Preservation Order then you will require permission if you wish to carry out any works to them. Application forms and fees can be found on the Planning Portal website. You can also download forms from the Planning Portal website.
Before making a planning application