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Conservation areas

Conservation areas are designated by the District Council when an area is recognised to have a special character or appearance worthy of protection.

Within conservation areas there are greater restrictions over works which require planning permission. Applications for planning permission for new development in conservation areas are more rigorously assessed to consider whether proposals preserve or enhance the special character or appearance of the conservation area.

If you live in a conservation area and are thinking about carrying out alterations to your property, demolishing a building or carrying out work to trees, it is recommended that you first seek advice from the council as planning permission may be required.

Apply for pre-application advice and enquiries

For further information regarding traditional casement windows see our conservation guidance sheet.


Conservation areas and adopted Conservation Area Statements (CAS):

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