Shearsby Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2021

Ended on the 5 September 2021

4.0 Living and Working in a Conservation Area

4.1 Living or working in a conservation area does mean some extra planning considerations but it does not mean that everything must stay the same. The protections given to conservation areas help to manage change in such a way that it conserves and enhances their special character and significance. The effect of designation means that planning permission is required for the demolition of buildings, with some minor exceptions; there are also stricter controls on changes that can be made to buildings and land, and there is automatic protection for trees. These controls are most likely to affect owners who wish to undertake works to the outside of their building or trees on their property.

4.2 For more detailed information on the alterations that require planning permission in a conservation area please see

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