Areas and buildings of character and historic interest within the city that are subject to special planning controls.
Conservation areas are parts of the city where special planning controls apply. Within conservation areas, there are tighter restrictions on the work that can be done without planning permission, and we must try to 'preserve or enhance' the character of the area when we take decisions about whether or not to grant planning permission.
If you want to demolish a building or structure within a conservation area you may need planning permission for relevant demolition - read about this on the Planning Portal.
All trees in conservation areas are subject to planning control. Click here to read about the permissions needed to do fell or do work to trees.
Some properties within the Canning Circus, Sneinton, Strelley Village and Waterloo Promenade Conservation areas are subject to 'Article 4 Directions'. Click here to read about Article 4 Directions.
We have prepared Character Appraisals and Management Plans for many of the conservation areas. These set out detailed descriptions of the character and guidelines for planning decisions.
Buildings of special architectural or historic interest are 'listed', and are graded I, II* and II according to their importance.
You will need to apply for listed building consent for most building work, internal and external, to a listed building- read about this on the Planning Portal
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