What is a conservation area?
A conservation area is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.
If your property is in a conservation area then in some circumstances you may need additional consent to carry out works which involve demolition of a building or gates, fences, walls or railings. You can apply for consent for demolition in a conservation area online via the Planning Portal.
To find out if you live in a conservation area (and any policies or restrictions that may apply as a result) you will need to contact your local planning authority.