Conservation & Listed Building Consent

Conservation is a crucial part of the Planning system ensuring the protection and conservation of Britain’s built environment, Land Planning’s ethos is to produce good quality traditional design utilising materials such as Red Cheshire Brick and Welsh Slate.

Many of our projects have been located within Conservation Areas of Cheshire and Shropshire, such as Malpas, Farndon, Nantwich and Whitchurch, where an added level of detail and sensitivity is required when submitting a Planning Application, the proposals will have to be approved by the Conservation Department as well as Planning.

Over the years we have established a good working relationship with the Conservation Officers in the local Councils, which enables us to provide the right level of information to get a successful outcome.

For some sites Listed Building Consent as well as Planning Consent will need to be applied for, a current example of such a project is The Old Rectory at Whitchurch, the building is a Grade II* Listed Building which has fallen into disrepair over the last few years. Land Planning has recently purchased the site and are working alongside Shropshire Council and English Heritage, the aim being to restore the rectory to its former glory and for the building to be occupied once again.

It is also possible for agricultural buildings such as barns to be listed, Land Planning were able to gain Planning Consent on behalf of a farmer with a set of Grade II Listed Barns at Pulford, this was for a change of use into 3 residential units, significantly uplifting the value of the property prior to the client selling it on to a property developer.

Please contact Land Planning for free advice on any matters relating to Conservation, or should you have a Listed Building or a potential site within a Conservation Area which you are interested in developing.