Controls in Conservation Areas

In addition to controls over development which apply universally the following controls apply in conservation areas:

Government Advice relating to controls within Conservation Areas.

In some conservation areas an Article 4 Direction is in force. This means that an application has to be made to the Local Planning Authority for relatively minor changes to the external appearance of the buildings.

Demolition of buildings

Demolition (total or partial) of any building exceeding 115 metre3 requires Conservation Area Consent.

However, the total demolition of any buildings in residential use, any buildings attached thereto, or any buildings exceeding 50 metre2 requires prior approval by the local planning authority unless already requiring Scheduled Monument, Listed Building or Conservation Area Consent.

Demolition of walls

Demolition of any wall exceeding 1 metre in height (if abutting a highway or public open space) or 2 metre in height elsewhere requires Conservation Area Consent.

Works to trees

Six weeks’ notice must be given to the local planning authority of the intention to fell, top or lop any tree with a trunk measuring in excess of 75 millimetre in diameter at a height of 1.5 metre above ground level.

Domestic extensions

Subject to their location and size, single storey extensions are permitted to the rear of dwellings only.

See the Planning Portal for more information on common projects and the rules that apply.  You can also use the Council's permitted development enquiry service and we will advise you whether planning permission is required.

Not applicable to commercial buildings, or flats or maisonettes.

Curtilage buildings

Subject to their location and size, curtilage buildings are permitted to the rear of a dwelling only.

See the Planning Portal for more information on common projects and the rules that apply.  You can also use the Council's permitted development enquiry service and we will advise you whether planning permission is required.

Dormers

All dormers require planning permission.

Satellite dishes

Satellite dishes on chimneys, front walls or on front roof slopes require planning permission.

More than half a million buildings in the UK appear on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Planning permission from the local planning authority may be required to install Sky in a listed building or within a conservation area, and any alterations may be subject to special conditions (such as the use of certain materials). Please confirm that permission has been granted before arranging your Sky installation.

External cladding

External cladding of a dwelling with stone, artificial stone, pebble dash, render, timber, plastic or tiles requires planning permission.

Contact us

Planning, Built Heritage
Cheshire East Council




0300 123 5014

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