St Edmundsbury conservation areas and appraisals
Do I need permission for building work if I live in a conservation area?
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.
Maintaining an older home or listed building
Information leaflets have been prepared to help you maintain an older home or listed building, you can find them on our Listed buildings page.
Works to trees in a conservation area
You can also check to see if a specific property is in a conservation area by using our Find my nearest facility.
What restrictions are there on building work?
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 map||5 March 1987|
|Bardwell map||6 July 2000|
|Barnham map||21 December 1973|
26 January 1973
5 March 1987
|Cavendish map||19 October 1973|
|14 February 1974|
|Denston map||2 July 1973|
|Euston map||19 October 1973|
|Fakenham Magna map||19 October 1973|
|Flempton map||19 October 1973|
|2 December 1999|
|Great and Little Thurlow map||2 August 1973|
|Great Livermere map||7 September 2000|
|Great and Little Whelnetham/Sicklesmere map||2 August 1973
(revised 11 June 1998)
|Great Wratting map||5 February 1970|
|22 July 2002|
|22 July 2002|
|Hawkedon map||13 June 1973|
|Hengrave map||19 October 1973|
|Honington map||20 April 1949|
|Hopton map||5 March 1987|
|Horringer map||19 October 1973|
|Hundon map||10 December 2002|
|28 September 2010|
|Lidgate map||2 August 1973|
|Pakenham map||5 March 1987|
|Risby map||7 November 1975|
|Stanton map||1 February 2001|
|Stoke-by-Clare map||2 August 1973|
|Stradishall map||30 October 1973|
|West Stow and Culford Park map||4 December 1997|
|Whepstead map||19 October 1973|
|Wickhambrook map||30 October 1975|
|Withersfield map||2 August 1973|