Consent types

Planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area

If your development site is in a conservation area, you will generally need 'planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area' (also commonly known as 'conservation area consent') to do the following:

  • Demolish a building with a volume of 115 cubic metres or more.
  • To demolish any gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure with:
    • a height of one metre or more if next to a highway (including a public footpath or bridleway), waterway or open space; or
    • a height of two metres or more elsewhere.

Please note: There are some exemptions to these general requirements.

You can view further details in the official government guidance or discuss the matter with your local planning authority.

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