If you live in a conservation area, you will need planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area to do the following:

  • demolish a building with a volume of more than 115 cubic metres. There are a few exceptions - please check with us;
  • to demolish a gate, fence, wall or railing more than one metre high next to a highway (including a public footpath or bridleway) or public open space; or more than two metres high elsewhere;
  • there are certain exemptions from the general requirement to seek planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area for the demolition of buildings in conservation areas. They are listed in paragraph 31 of circular 01/01 Opens in a new window.

Before making an application read the guidance notes Opens in a new window.

Do not use this form if planning permission in its own right is also required. If planning permission in its own right as well then an application for either works, extension or demolition in a conservation area or relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area.

Applications

You can submit your application to us online via the Planning Portal.

  Apply online Opens in a new window

Visit the online applications page for information on how to submit plans and documents when applying online.

Paper applications

You can also submit your application by downloading and completing an application form and sending it to us.

  Download the demolition in a conservation area application Opens in a new window

You can get help to complete the application form on the Planning Portal Opens in a new window.

Fees

There is no fee for this type of application.