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.
You can find contact details for your local planning authority on the Planning Portal:
Find your Local Planning Authority (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/find-your-local-planning-authority)Find your Local Planning Authority