Heritage / Listed Building Statements

Heritage / Listed Building Statements

Development in Conservation Areas is more strictly controlled than elsewhere, the intention being not to prevent change but to ensure that the main features of the area are conserved and that new development is sympathetic in character. The Local Planning Authority will require new development in Conservation Areas to have close regard to the scale, traditional building forms, materials and techniques characteristic of the areas.

The Local Planning Authority will require new development in Conservation Areas to have close regard to the scale, traditional building forms, materials and techniques characteristic of the areas. The designation of Conservation areas is normally a result of special architectural or historic interest of an area, the character or appearance of which should be preserved or enhanced.

The special character of these areas is not just made up of buildings, it is also defined by other

features which contribute to particular views and local characteristics, such as:

The way roads, paths and boundaries are laid out

Characteristic building and paving materials

The way buildings are used

Public and private spaces, such as gardens, parks and greens

Trees and street furniture.

Any works, other than a like for like repair, require an application for Listed Building consent. This covers work which, on an unlisted building, would be classed as permitted development. If you propose to carry out either internal or external alterations or extensions to a listed building which would affect its character, you will need to apply for Listed Building consent.

A strong statement is important to accompany any such application.

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