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General Alterations

Conservation areas are designated in place in order to preserve or enhance character and appearance including significant  local distinctiveness of an area. In some cases this can lead to additional planning measures, these often focus on works affecting external appearance of builings or the surrounding landscape.

For information regarding works affecting the landscape of areas within a conservation area please refer to the guidance through the following links:


Landscape and Countryside

Permitted Development rights differ slightly within a conservation area meaning that Planning Permission may be required for some developmental works which would otherwise not require it.  Information regarding Permitted Development rights can be found via the Historic England page linked on the side of this page and guidance by the Planning Portal.

For any specific questions, please submit a pre-application enquiry: Pre-Applications advice and enquiries - Winchester City Council - Winchester City Council

General information regarding alterations including improving thermal efficiency and renewable energy can be found on the frequently asked questions below.

Frequently asked questions


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