It depends on the type of work you are proposing. There is some permitted development allowed in conservation areas. Contact us if you would like to discuss building work within a conservation area.
Information leaflets have been prepared to help you maintain an older home or listed building, you can find them on our Listed buildings page.
You can also check to see if a specific property is in a conservation area by using our Find my nearest facility.
If you are proposing building work in a conservation area you may find that some permitted development rights are restricted under what is known as the Article 4 Direction. Permitted development is building work that can be carried out without planning permission.
The Article 4 Direction applies to specific alterations for buildings. It also only affects alterations that are made on parts of the building that face highways, public space or public footpath.
This guide has been prepared for your information but if you need more advice, call us
Conservation areas are places of architectural or historic value. Listed below are appraisals and management plans for the St Edmundsbury Borough. Appraisals and management plans for conservation areas set out why an area is of historic interest. The plans detail the various aspects of interest within the area and how it will be managed in relation to everyday living and future development.
|Conservation area maps and appraisals||Date of designation|
|Ampton||5 March 1987|
|Bardwell||6 July 2000|
|Barnham||21 December 1973|
|26 January 1973 (revised 27 September 2012)|
|5 March 1987 (revised 27 September 2012)|
|Cavendish||19 October 1973|
|14 February 1974|
|Denston||2 July 1973|
|Euston||19 October 1973|
|Fakenham Magna||19 October 1973|
|Flempton||19 October 1973|
|2 December 1999|
|Great and Little Thurlow||2 August 1973|
|Great and Little Whelnetham||11 June 1998|
|Great Livermere||7 September 2000|
|Great Wratting||5 February 1970|
|22 July 2002|
|22 July 2002|
|Hawkedon||13 June 1973|
|Hengrave||19 October 1973|
|Honington||20 April 1949|
|Hopton||5 March 1987|
|Horringer||19 October 1973|
|Hundon||10 December 2002|
|28 September 2010|
|Lidgate||2 August 1973|
|Pakenham||5 March 1987|
|Risby||7 November 1975|
|Stanton||1 February 2001|
|Stoke-by-Clare||2 August 1973|
|Stradishall||30 October 1973|
|West Stow and Culford Park||4 December 1997|
|Whepstead||19 October 1973|
|Wickhambrook||30 October 1975|
|Withersfield||2 August 1973|