Conservation area consent is only needed if you want to demolish an unlisted building in a conservation area. Demolition will only be acceptable if the new development preserves or enhances the area.
Apply for conservation area consent
To ensure you complete the forms correctly please read our validation guidance. There is no fee for conservation area consent.
Decision and appealing
The decision letter will let you know whether your application was approved or refused. If you are unhappy with the decision you can make an appeal. The time period for submitting an appeal is stated on the decision notice of an application.
Find out how to make an appeal.
Planning help desk
The planning helpdesk is operating as an email service. You can contact us at