Conservation areas

Conservation areas in our district

There are 37 conservation areas in our district, which we have protected for their special architectural or historic interest.  

You can check if your property is in a conservation area and more details about it by:

Not all conservation area appraisals are available online.

If you want to carry out work on a property in a conservation area, you need to check if you need planning permission for:

Silver End

The village of Silver End was founded between 1926 and 1932 as a garden village. It holds an important place in the history of modern architecture and planning.

However, over the years unsympathetic alterations and extensions. have eroded the character and appearance of the village.

So in 1983, we introduced an Article 4 Direction for the Silver End Conservation Area.

The Article 4 Direction:

  • removes some of the permitted development rights for properties in the area
  • means that you need planning permission for the work

You can use our interactive map to check if the Article 4 Direction covers your property.

You can read the Silver End Conservation Guide which sets out the full list of work that needs planning permission.

Our validation checklist helps you understand what documents you need to submit when you apply for planning permission.

Land off Back Lane, Stisted

The Article 4 Direction was approved by the Secretary of State for ‘Land off Back Lane, Stisted’ also known as ‘Brooks Farm’ in March 2003 in order to protect the character and appearance of the rural area. It removes permitted development rights for the erection, construction, maintenance, improvement or alteration of gates, fences, walls or other means of enclosure and temporary buildings and other temporary uses. It also removes permitted development rights in relation to use of the land as a caravan site and other recreational use including the erection or placing of tents.

Planning permission from Braintree District Council will therefore be required for these works or changes of use. 

You can read the Article 4 Direction which sets out the full details and shows the location it covers.

Development Management

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 557779