The planning system seeks to ensure that changes to our historic environment is undertaken in a sensitive way so that the character and appearance of our conservation areas are conserved and, where possible, enhanced. Local Planning Authorities will carefully scrutinise development proposals in conservation areas to ensure that such areas are not adversely affected and therefore any application for planning permission must be formulated in a sensitive manner which seeks to justify why the development is necessary and what impact the proposal would have on the quality of the historic environment.
If you are planning to fully or partly demolish a building in a conservation area, you will also need to obtain conservation area consent. Applications for consent are normally required to be accompanied by an application for planning permission in order that the local planning authority is able to assess the impact of the overall development proposal. Hughes Planning will act on your behalf to ensure that your proposal stands the best possible chance of success.