Chaper 5 – Topic Policies
Section D – The Natural and Built Environment
Policy ENV14 – Conservation Areas
Development or redevelopment within Conservation Areas will be permitted provided such proposals preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the Area. Proposals should fulfill each of the following:
- the scale and detailed design of all new development and alterations should respect the historical and architectural character, proportion and massing, including roofscapes, of the area, the relationship between buildings, the spaces between them and with their setting;
- the materials proposed should be appropriate to the locality and in sympathy with the existing buildings;
- buildings and streets of townscape character, trees, open spaces, walls, fences or any other features should be retained where they contribute positively to the character and appearance of the area;
- the development should not generate levels of traffic, parking or other environmental problems which would damage the character or appearance of the area; and
- the use should be appropriate.
Proposals for inappropriate demolition, alteration or extension of buildings in Conservation Areas or which could prejudice important views into or out of a Conservation Area, will be resisted where such proposals would be detrimental to their character or setting.