Any planning applications submitted within a conservation area will be assessed to ensure they preserve and enhance the significance of the area. Additional protections, Article 4(2) Directions to remove specific permitted development rights, are in force in several conservation areas.

You can check if there are directions in your area by visiting the My Local Area website.

Works likely to require planning permission can include, but are not limited to:

  • New or alterations to existing doors and windows
  • Change of roof materials
  • Removal of boundaries
  • Laying of hardstanding

Malvern Hills offer pre-application advice for those who considering development.

Read further guidance on Pre-applications and on applications.

The Heritage Team are also consulted on applications within conservation areas or those likely to affect a conservation area.

Relevant policies and guidance