conservation areas enforcement of planning restrictions

The restrictions on altering buildings in conservation areas are valid and valuable only if the legislation is enforced. Without this the planning laws mean nothing.

Why the contribution is important

The local authority concerned with areas of conservation has to systematically enforce the agreed planning restrictions otherwise these areas will lose their special character and attraction.

by elizabethscott on February 05, 2016 at 12:31PM

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Average score : 4.2
Based on : 8 votes


  • Posted by Gala1337 February 10, 2016 at 13:36

    Conservation areas will have their character and amenity degraded if councillors continue to grant the likes of Dutch canopies contrary to recommendation. Mind you, that's democracy and planners will get the blame.
  • Posted by MartinPRichardson February 17, 2016 at 23:58

    I think there is a worrying trend of Conservation Planning Officers recommendations being over ruled by Councillors who have had no training what so ever on such delicate matters. One of the most prominent industries in Scotland is Tourism yet we are systematically destroying the 'charm' we have to offer to our visitors. This is also destroying the need to have apprenticeships in such dying trades. It is all self defeating and self-destructing of our social infrastructure.
  • Posted by Ewingston February 21, 2016 at 17:16

    There seems to be a disparity in the way in which Planning Officers apply conservation planning regulations in so far as substantial developments seem to be allowable whereas minor proposals such as replacing slates with a slightly different size is not permitted. It does not seem as though the rules are applied equally to all applicants with preferential treatment being given to the bigger proposed developments.
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