Other permissions you may require
You can check with your Local Planning Authority to see if your proposed work is 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 guidance1 or discuss the matter with your Local Planning Authority.
Find your Local Planning Authority (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/find-your-local-planning-authority)Find your Local Planning Authority
Even if your proposals do not include the work mentioned above you should still check if an application is required.
If your application is refused, granted with conditions or not determined within 8 weeks of it being validated by the council then you have the right to appeal to the Secretary of State.
Some trees are protected as a result of being in a conservation area. Meaning the Local Planning Authority must be notified six weeks before commencing the work. The Local Authority will reply by either issuing a Tree Preservation Order or allow the work to go ahead.
To inform the Local Authority you should submit an Application for Tree Works. This can be done through the Planning Portal application service.3