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Control of development in Conservation Areas

Within conservation areas, certain permitted development rights that would normally allow works to take place without planning permission, such as small extensions to dwellinghouses, small dormer windows, cladding, some garden structures, satellite dishes and radio masts; will automatically require planning permission.

There is also greater control over advertisements and signs within conservation areas terms of their size and type.

New development and alterations

Proposals for new development, including extensions and alterations which affect the special character of a Conservation Area must be advertised by means of a notice in the Burnley Express and a notice displayed at the application site. The Local Planning Authority must not determine the application until at least 21 days after the date on which the notice was first displayed and it must take into account any representations received.

Demolition

Planning Permission is required for the demolition of certain buildings or parts of buildings and certain structures within Conservation Areas.

Trees in Conservation Areas

Anyone proposing to carry out work on trees in Conservation Areas which are not already protected by a Tree Preservation Order may need to give the Local Planning Authority six weeks' notice of their intentions. If consent is given, or the six weeks expires without a Tree Preservation Order being made, the work may proceed without liability, providing it is done within two years.

Further Information

For further information on the purposes and effects of designation and on Burnley’s Conservation Areas, please follow the link below.

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