Demolition in Conservation Areas
Conservation Area Consent acquired through Planning Permission is required for the full or partial demolition of any building with a total cubic content in excess of 115 cubic meters within a conservation area. This also extends to property boundary walls etc.
If the building or structure is statutory listed, this would also require further Listed Building Consent. Information on this can be found on the Listed Building pages.
Guidance on the consent required can be found via the Planning Portal.
Frequently asked questions
- Dwelling or Dwellinghouse
- A self-contained building or part of a building used as a residential accommodation, and usually housing a single household.
- A dwelling may be a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette or converted farm building.
- Please also note that certain planning and building legislation has specific interpretations for the terms within the context of that legislation, and not all of these are the same. For example:
- The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 specifically excludes flats from the definition of a 'dwellinghouse'.
- The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 makes no such exclusions in its interpretation - "a building which is used as a single private dwellinghouse and for no other purpose" where 'building' is interpreted as per the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
- The Building Regulations 2010 states that 'dwellings' can be flats, but 'dwelling-houses' can not be flats.