Planning Application in a Conservation Area
A conservation area is an area of specific national interest. Councils have a duty to review and designate conservation areas to preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the area. Obtaining planning permission in a conservation area is particularly difficult because the added protection from inappropriate development through greater control over new buildings, extensions and alterations. Any demolition work or work to trees are strictly controlled.
Please note that the Permitted Development rights are reduced in a conservation areas and these apply to extensions and alterations. Even material changes such as windows may need a planning application unless they are a like for like change. It is often the details on a building, such as its windows, which give it its character.
Apex CAD can help you with a planning application in a conservation area