Stratagem specialises in the planning challenges associated with the renovation and development of prime residential properties, particularly listed buildings and those in conservation areas. Our planners have a wealth of experience in the preparation of Heritage Statements and of working with consultants to prepare the best possible case to make the desired improvements to the building.
Applying for planning permission or Listed Building Consent when undertaking work to heritage assets is complex, and the rules are extremely strict.
For example, it is a criminal offence under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 to carry out or cause to be carried out any works to alter or extend a listed building in any manner which would affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest.
A planning authority considering whether to grant planning permission or Listed Building Consent for a development which affects a listed building or its setting, must have special regard to the desirability of preserving the building or its setting and any features of special architectural or historic interest which it possesses.
Similarly, planning authorities also have special duties when making decisions that affect conservation areas, where they must seek to preserve or enhance the character or appearance of that area. Particular care should be taken when undertaking works considered to be 'permitted development' as these rights are sometimes removed within conservation areas by way of an Article 4 Direction.
Contact our specialist planning consultants who will be pleased to discuss your plans with you.
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