Permitted Development Conservation Areas - Oct. 1st
Conservation Areas are classed as Article 1(5) land within planning legislation and much of the permitted
development allowances for altering or extending a domestic property is prevented if your property is within a
So whenever you see reference to Article 1(5) land or a conservation area within the
permitted development wording this will affect what you can do without formal Planning permission under the sites
permitted development rights.
Conservation areas are meant to be of historic importance and worthy of protection by the use of planning
controls. Therefore affording people rights to extend or alter a property within these usually sensitive areas is
curtailed under the new Permitted Development rights.
One area of development that has been relaxed with regard to Article 1(5) land including AONB and Conservation
areas is with regard to Class E of the Permitted Development rules being detached outbuildings. The previous PD
criteria simply removed all your rights to build garden structures over 10 cubic meters within your garden.
The new permitted development rights for conservation areas now allow the erection of detached garden
outbuildings provided hey are strategically located within the site which is within 20 of the rear wall of the
existing dwelling for AONB or not between the side wall & the side boundary for a Conservation Area. This is
great news for the trade & industry supplying garden outbuildings.
Download a pdf guide for Permitted Development in conservation
guidance on conservation area appraisals
As always, you are advised to obtain professional drawings completed by a Building Designer which can be used as
part of a formal Certificate of Lawful Development application to the Council that will formally and legally
confirm that your project is indeed permitted development.