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Conservation areas have extra planning controls to preserve or enhance their character and protect their settings.
If you live in or own a property within a conservation area you may need permission from the Council before making alterations such as:-
- Demolishing any building or boundary over 1m high fronting a highway or 2m elsewhere within a conservation area.
- Substantially alter or build a new structure/boundary.
- Raising the ridge/expanding the size of a roof or inserting a dormer window.
- Cladding walls (unless repairing or renewing an existing surface).
- Installing a satellite dish - on an elevation fronting a highway, on a chimney, and on a building over 15 metres high.
- Installing, altering or replacing a chimney, flue or vent pipe on a wall or roof on a principal or side elevation fronting a highway.
- Front, side and two-storey rear extensions.
- Detached ancillary buildings, garden sheds/stores to the side of a dwelling house.
- Surfacing and ground works near trees.
- Works to trees
- Advertisements – internally illuminated advertisements are unlikely to obtain consent.
If you’re unsure if planning permission is required please read Is planning permission need?
Last updated: 28th January 2017