Conservation and heritage

Applications for planning permission in conservation areas are more rigorously assessed. As a result, in addition to planning permission, you are likely to need:

  • listed building consent - prior to carrying out any building works, however minor, which will affect the character or appearance of a listed building
  • conservation area consent - from the local planning authority before demolishing an unlisted building in a conservation area

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What is a conservation area?

Find out how conservation areas are designated and their function in determining planning proposals

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Listed and locally indexed buildings

Find out why and how buildings are listed. Use our interactive map to view the location of a listed or locally indexed building and related information about its character and history. Download listed building and conservation area consent application forms

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Archaeology in Cheltenham

What is the current policy on developing known or suspected archaeological sites? Find out more about the archaeological remains in Cheltenham

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Tree management

Trees are an important part of Cheltenham's landscape. Find out about the upkeep of council and privately owned trees. What is a tree preservation order?

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Registered parks and gardens

Two sites in Cheltenham are included in the national register of parks and gardens of special historic interest which is maintained by English Heritage

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Advice leaflets and useful links

Practical advice and guidance on how to best care for historic buildings