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    • TomTom19998
    • By TomTom19998 5th Aug 18, 4:18 PM
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    Conservation area - half house
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    • 5th Aug 18, 4:18 PM
    Conservation area - half house 5th Aug 18 at 4:18 PM
    Hi All, I wonder if anyone can help.

    When I purchased my house I was told it was in a conservation zone. Recently (2010) the boundary was changed and now if I look at the council website only half the house is now in the conservation zone :/ Does that now mean I can do what I want at the back of the house which isn't in the conservation zone? I don't want to speak with planning as they may then notice and adjust the boundary.

    Thanks in advance!

    Tom
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    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 5th Aug 18, 4:21 PM
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    Is the property listed ?
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    • TomTom19998
    • By TomTom19998 5th Aug 18, 4:23 PM
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    Sorry do you mean listed for sale?
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 5th Aug 18, 5:12 PM
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    I think they mean, is it a listed building?
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 5th Aug 18, 5:26 PM
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    Sorry yes - is it a Listed Building - grade 2 or 2* even 1 - if so the whole property including the garden is included.
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 5th Aug 18, 10:41 PM
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    You're going to have to speak to Planning. You will get a yes/no answer. If you do work and then discover that it's simply an error on the document, then you're going to end up with a lot of egg on your face.

    I cannot imagine half a house being in a Conservation area and I certainly wouldn't be doing anything to undermine that without consultation. That said, it would improve the house value to meet the criteria of the CA.
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    • TomTom19998
    • By TomTom19998 6th Aug 18, 2:01 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 2:01 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 2:01 PM
    Ahh thanks for the feedback no its not a listed building almost all of our town center is in a conservation area but I am quite literally on the boarder, or maybe its just outside? Who knows I guess I should ask planning and see!

    Thanks for the help.
    • littlerock
    • By littlerock 6th Aug 18, 7:24 PM
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    I would say you can do what you like at the back in your case. I live in a CA and cannot even prune a tree in my back garden without permission. The houses in the neighbouring road behind us, got left off the CA in error when it was designated (same style size and age) This means that although all our back gardens meet at the back , ours are in CA and theirs are not.

    So they can and have put up a range of ugly back extensions that those of us in the CA have to look at while we cannot do much as prune some branches without permission and they all have lovely unspoilt views of our back gardens and rear of our houses.

    I know this because it all went to a planning g inquiry a few years back over a roof extension to the back of house not in the CA but adjoining a garden in the CA and overlooking it.
    • macman
    • By macman 6th Aug 18, 9:59 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:59 PM
    Even if it isn't within the CA you can't 'do what you like', you can only carry out permitted development. Anything beyond that requires PP.
    Generally, within a conservation area, you can do more at the back than the front, as it's the front that is visible to the public, but it entirely depends on the local plan.
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