Working on a property in a conservation area
If your property is in a conservation area, you will need planning permission for some works that would normally be covered by permitted development:
- cladding the exterior of the building
- side extensions
- two-storey rear extensions
You will also need planning permission if you want to carry out work to a tree in a conservation area.
Proposals for development in a Conservation Area must preserve or enhance the character of the area.
You also need to apply for permission if you want to demolish all or part of:
- a building with a volume greater than 115 cubic metres
- a boundary wall or railing that is higher than one metre if it is next to a highway
- a boundary wall or railing that is higher than two metres
You can apply for planning permission on the Planning Portal.
You cannot put a satellite dishes or antenna on a chimney, wall or roof slope which both:
- faces onto a road and
- is visible from a road
If you are planning to carry out works within a conservation area, you should ask for pre-application advice.
A planning officer and a heritage officer will review your proposals and provide advice about:
- whether you need planning permission
- the likelihood of your planning application being approved
- any issues that you need to consider before you submit your planning application
- the information, forms and documents you need to submit with your planning application to ensure it is valid
For information and advice about living in a conservation area, you can look at Historic England.