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Planning Permission for Relevant Demolition in a Conservation Area

Planning Permission for Relevant Demolition in a Conservation Area Checklist and Form

The Planning Permission for Relevant Demolition in a Conservation Area Form should be used for proposals which involve substantial demolition of unlisted buildings and structures in conservation areas and need permission.

Top tip: You will not need permission for relevant demolition unless the building's volume exceeds 115 cubic metres.  You do not need permission for relevant demolition to take down a wall, gate or fence if it is less than 1 metre high and abuts a highway, or is less than 2 metres high elsewhere.

Please download the Planning Permission for Relevant Demolition in a Conservation Area Form (PDF opens in new window) 

Please make sure your application includes the right information, or it will be judged as invalid.

Application requirements

You will always need:

  • Form
  • Site location plan
  • Existing and proposed plans
  • Heritage statement
  • Construction method statement

You will sometimes need:

  • Bat survey
  • Protected species survey
  • Tree survey 

You will not need:

  • A fee

For more details about when we need the information above, and what we expect, please see our guidance notes.

Top tip: if you are applying by post, please send three copies of all forms, plans and supporting information.

Application guides

Our guidance notes form part of our validation checklists. They provide further details about what information we require with an application.