What is a Conservation Area
A Conservation Area is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. Planning controls are extended in Conservation Areas to give greater protection.
South Holland District's Conservation Areas
There are 13 Conservation Areas in South Holland District. To find out whether a property is in a Conservation Area you can use our Public Web Map. The Conservation Areas layer can be found under the 'Planning and Conservation' section. The layer can only be viewed when zoomed in to a certain point so please enter the address of the building first.
Works in Conservation Areas that require planning permission
In a Conservation Area, planning permission is required for some works that would ordinarily constitute permitted development. Please contact the Planning Duty Officer for confirmation as to whether permission is required.
Article 4 Directions
Article 4 Directions are used to give additional powers of planning control in a particular location. They remove the normal permitted development rights of householders to make changes to specific aspects of a property which would be considered to contribute to the erosion of the character of a Conservation Area.
This means that a planning application for the proposal would need to be submitted that would then be determined in accordance with local plans and national policies, guidance and advice.
To find out whether a property is covered by an Article 4 Direction you can use our Public Web Map. The Article 4 layer can be found under the 'Planning and Conservation' section. The layer can only be viewed when zoomed in to a certain point so please enter the address of the building first.