Conservation areas are designated to safeguard areas of special architectural and historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. The first conservation areas were designated in 1967 and there are now over 8,000 conservation areas in England.
Special planning legislation and guidance usually applies in Conservation Areas, intended to protect and enhance the character of the Conservation Area.
Permitted Development rights are generally suspended or at least limited in Conservation Areas.
Development in Conservation Areas will generally require planning consent and Conservation Area Consent.Got a project you would like to discuss with us?
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