Conservation areas

Conservation areas

Conservation areas

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Specialist Heritage Advice

From 1 May 2017, the City Council will offer a new Specialist Heritage Advice service for proposals which would not involve planning permission, but may lead to the submission of a stand-alone Listed Building Consent application or a stand-alone ‘Relevant Demolition in a Conservation Area’ application. This service will carry a fee.  More details ......

What is a conservation area?

Section 69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 imposes a duty on local planning authorities to designate any 'areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance' as conservation areas.

 Lancaster district has 37 conservation areas:

Arkholme

Bolton-le-Sands

Borwick

Brookhouse

Cantsfield

Carnforth

Dolphinholme

Glasson Dock

Gressingham

Halton

Heysham

Hornby

Ireby *

Lancaster

Lancaster, Aldcliffe Road

Lancaster, Bath Mill

Lancaster, Cannon Hill

Lancaster, Greaves Road

Lancaster, Westfield Memorial Village

Lancaster, Williamson Park

Melling

Morecambe

Morecambe West End

Nether Burrow

Nether Kellet

Over Kellet

Overton

Priest Hutton

Slyne

Sunderland Point

Tunstall

Warton

Wennington

Whittington

Wray

Wrayton

Yealand Conyers and Redmayne

 

   

*For planning advice for Ireby please contact Yorkshire Dales National Park on 03004560030 or info@yorkshiredales.org.uk

You can view boundaries of Lancaster district’s conservation areas on Lancashire County Council’s MARIO website. To switch to the conservation area layer, go to ‘Countryside, Environment and Waste’ maps.

When is planning permission required in a conservation area?

There are some restricted development rights within a conservation area and planning permission may be required for certain developments. For example, your property may have an Article 4 Direction which restricts the right to make external alterations, such as a change to windows and doors, without planning permission.


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Last updated: 26 June 2017