Is your property in a conservation area?
You can find out if a property is in a conservation area by:
Planning Controls in Conservation Areas
- changes to external features like doors and windows
- satellite dishes
- alterations to roofs
- the demolition and erection of garden walls
- building new structures or extensions
- demolishing buildings.
Conservation Area Consent
Change within conservation areas is controlled in order to maintain the areas' special character and appearance. Conservation area consent or planning permission may be needed to carry out some alterations and demolition and you may also need to inform us if you carry out any work to trees in a conservation area.
Article 4 Directions
Additional controls are applied to minor developments within certain conservation areas in the form of Article 4 Directions. These directions can control small-scale change that can gradually erode the character of a conservation area, such as alterations to windows and doors or the creation of car parking space at the front of a property. Where an Article 4 Direction is applied, planning permission would be required for specified developments.
Article 4 Direction, apply in three of Dudley's conservation areas: Love Lane, the Leasowes and part of Mushroom Green .