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Conservation Areas - What you need to know?

Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest that are protected by law in order to preserve their character and appearance.


They are designated by local authorities and are subject to strict planning regulations to ensure that any changes made to the area are sympathetic to its heritage.


If you're new to the world of conservation areas, here are some important things you need to know:



What makes an area a conservation area?


Conservation areas are designated by local authorities because of their special architectural or historic interest. This could be because of the age or style of the buildings, the layout of the streets, or the presence of important landmarks or natural features. Each conservation area is unique, and will have its own specific qualities that make it worth protecting.



What are the planning regulations in a conservation area?


If you live in a conservation area, you will need to apply for planning permission for any changes to your property that would not normally require it.


This includes things like replacing windows or doors, adding an extension, or even changing the colour of your front door. The aim of these regulations is to ensure that any changes made to the area are sympathetic to its heritage and do not detract from its special character.



What are the benefits of living in a conservation area?


Living in a conservation area can be a great experience. These areas are often some of the most attractive and characterful parts of a town or city, with beautiful architecture, interesting landmarks, and a strong sense of history. By living in a conservation area, you are helping to preserve this heritage for future generations to enjoy.


How can I find out if I live in a conservation area?


You can find out if you live in a conservation area by contacting your local authority. They will be able to provide you with information about any planning regulations that apply to your area, as well as any specific guidance on how to make changes to your property.


How can I get help with conservation area planning?


ICI Architecture Studio can help you navigate the planning regulations that apply to conservation areas.


Our experienced team can provide you with guidance on how to make changes to your property that are sympathetic to its heritage, while also ensuring that your new design meets your needs and requirements.


We can work with you to create a design that is both beautiful and practical, and that will enhance the character of your conservation area.


In summary, conservation areas are special places that are protected by law in order to preserve their heritage and character.


If you live in a conservation area, you will need to follow strict planning regulations when making changes to your property.


However, the benefits of living in a conservation area can be significant, and ICI Architecture Studio can help you navigate the planning process to ensure that your new design is sympathetic to the area's heritage while meeting your needs and requirements


Call 01260 602 005 or email team@iciarchitecture.co.uk



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