York founded in AD71 is arguably the most beautiful and historically rich cities in the UK. It is the centre for many turning points in our countries development throughout the ages. As such it offers visitors from across the globe a wide variety architecturally designed buildings from as far back as the 7th century. This is why the city of York Council Planning Office has 35 separate conservations areas within its boundaries. See below a listing of conservation area’s and the basic advice if you are wishing the develop your property within these areas. Further more detailed and personal advice please ring our office and we’ll come an assess your needs against likely limitations.
Conservation areas are ‘areas of special architectural or historic interest’. The special interest does not only relate to buildings but also includes how all the features (listed or otherwise) of a place come together to make a distinctive environment.
These elements include:
Conservation areas have extra planning controls applied to them to help preserve or enhance their character and protect their settings. Since 2011 there have been a total of 35 conservation areas in York.
Making changes in a conservation area
You may need planning permission to do the following: