Planning Permission in Conservation Areas

Building a new house or making a renovations could be a difficult process for you. To ease the process, you need to follow a good plan and put things in the correct order. However, if your property is located in a conservation area, obtaining a planning permission could be more difficult!


To obtain planning permission for performing external works to your dwelling house, converting a property or building a new property in the conversation area, you must create a persuasive application. The most popular questions about obtaining planning permission in conservation area are below;

● Restrictions in conservation areas

● Requirements for planning permission in a conservation area

● Is extension possible in a conservation area?

● Is planning permission required for changing windows in a conservation area?

● What could be built in a conservation area?

● Is it possible to convert a house into flats in a conservation area?

●How the chance of approval for a development in a conservation area could be increased?

You’ll find all information about the best ways to get planning permission for new build projects, for extension or conversion projects.

Which Areas Are Included in Conservation Areas?

Conservation areas were defined in the 1960’s first. The purpose of this practice is to protect the specific character of local areas. If we need to give a specific definition, we can say that conservation areas are areas which have certain architectural or historical characteristics that needed to be preserved or enhanced under Section 69 of The 1990 Planning Act.


Why Are Conservation Areas Special?

Some regions in the UK have certain characteristics which make them special, and the local authorities do not want these characteristics to be lost due to developments or changes in existing buildings. So, we can say that the purpose of conservation areas is to control the new projects to protect the certain characteristics of an area, and minimise the loss of historical buildings and natural beauties.

Today, there are approximately 10.000 conservation areas in the UK, and c