What controls apply in a conservation area?
A number of special controls and requirements apply in conservation areas to protect their character:
Consent is needed to demolish buildings and other structures. Generally this will be resisted except where the proposed demolition would benefit the conservation area.
New development must be well designed and the use of traditional natural materials will normally be required.
New buildings, extensions and alterations must preserve or enhance the appearance of the Conservation Area.
If you want to carry out works to a tree you must notify the council's trees officer six weeks before the work is due to take place.
Permitted development, including external alterations to houses in conservation areas is restricted.
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