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Queen's Park conservation area proposed Article 4 Directions 

The council is consulting local residents on the proposed introduction of additional planning controls on minor alterations to buildings within the Queen's Park conservation area. 

In deciding whether to introduce Article 4 Directions, the council will take into account comments received during an informal 5 week consultation period from Friday 22 March 2019 - Friday 26 April 2019. 

Read about what Article 4 Directions are and how they will effect the Queen's Park conservation area.

Representations can be made online via the council's consultation portal.

Frequently asked questions

  1. Is my property listed?
  2. Do I need listed building consent?
  3. How do I get a building listed/de-listed?
  4. Where can I find information on the history of my property or area?
  5. Is my property in a conservation area?
  6. How does living in a conservation area affect me?
  7. What is a locally listed heritage asset?
  8. What is an Article 4 Direction?
  9. I want to prune/fell a tree.  Do I need consent?
  10. How do I report possible unauthorised works to an historic building?
  11. How do I report a building in disrepair?
  12. How do I report the removal of an historic street light or paving?
  13. Does the council provide grants for historic buildings?

Common types of work

  1. Maintenance of historic buildings
  2. Windows (including replacing windows with double glazing), doors, roof coverings, chimneys, porches, render, mouldings, flint, balconies and boundary treatments: guidance and policy is available in the Supplementary Planning Document on Architectural Features.
  3. Roof Alterations and Extensions
  4. Damp Treatment
  5. External Painting
  6. Repointing Walls