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Conservation areas

Councils have the power to designate as Conservation Areas, areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. It is the responsibility of the council to ensure that any new development should be sympathetic to the special architectural and aesthetic qualities of the area, particularly in terms of scale, design, materials and space between buildings. Councils have a statutory obligation to compile a list containing particulars of any area which has been designated as a conservation area which is available for public inspection.

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  • Coalville frontage improvement scheme
  • Conservation Areas

    Conservation areas are places which are desirable to preserve as a result of special architectural or historic interest. Extra guidance and rules apply to conservation areas when you're submitting a planning application.

  • Planning Application Guide

    A guide to the planning process, including whether or not you need planning permission, information about how to apply, details of the decision making process, what happens after a decision is made by planning committee and information about building regulations.

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