If your home is on ‘designated land’, then ‘cladding’ of any exterior part of it is not permitted development…
Designated land includes National Parks, The Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Conservation Areas and World Heritage sites.
Good to Know…
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Defined as ‘areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’.
If you are not sure if you live in a Conservation Area either contact your local Planning Authority or contact us and we can check.
As your planning application passes through the planning system, there are a number of ‘material considerations’ that planners take into account before determining their response:
Parking & Highway safety
Government policy – guided by the NPPF
Policy in the local development plan (for your district council area)
Overlooking & loss of privacy
Loss of light
Layout & Density
Previous Planning Decisions
Effect on Conservation area
Effect on listed building
It is not simply whether the planners like your idea or not…
High on the list of what our UK Planning System aims to achieve is ‘sustainable development’:
‘…meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’
NPPF July 2018