Consent types

Planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area

If you live in a conservation area, you will need planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area to do the following:

  • Demolish a building with a volume of more than 115 cubic metres. There are a few exceptions - you can get further information from the relevant council.
  • To demolish a gate, fence, wall or railing more than one metre high next to a highway (including a public footpath or bridleway) or public open space; or more than two metres high elsewhere
  • There are certain exemptions from the general requirement to seek planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area for the demolition of buildings in conservation areas. They are listed in paragraph 31 of circular 01/01.[PDF]

Find out more about planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area (PDF)