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Conservation Areas

When preparing applications for Planning Permission within or adjacent to designated Conservation Areas, Foxley Tagg pay special regard to the requirement to preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the Conservation Area and its setting.
Properties within Conservation Areas are subject to special planning controls to help preserve the character and beauty of an area when development is proposed.
A Conservation Area is defined in the Listed Building and Conservation Areas Act 1990 as an area of ‘special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’.

Developments within a Conservation Area are subject to special planning controls. This means that within these designated areas, consent is required for some works that would usually be permitted development, including the following
• Any enlargement, improvement or alteration such as an extension or conservatory
• Any change to doors or windows, including changed materials, details and designs and types of decorative finish.
• Any alteration to a roof, including changes to roof coverings, or the installation of roof lights and solar panels
• Removing, building or altering chimneys.
• Building new or altering existing walls, gates, fences or other means of enclosure
New build schemes within Conservation Areas need to be prepared with particular care and attention to ensure that they preserve the special character of the area. In order to meet with the approval of the Council’s Conservation Officer it will need to be shown that the design which is proposed respects its context within the conservation area
Foxley Tagg have a strong track record of success on schemes within Conservation Areas, achieved through a technical understanding of the issues and an ability to successfully communicate with all the relevant parties to ensure positive outcomes are achieved. Therefore we are adept at dealing with a wide range of projects of varying sizes within the conservations areas, from householder schemes and new dwellings to commercial developments such as nursing homes.