Both local authorities advise applicants to appoint consultants and builders who have experience in historic building work. Outline applications for proposals are not accepted and full applications supported by properly drafted, accurate, scale drawings with plans, sections and elevations are required.
Where possible, they require that samples of the materials proposed are submitted as part of an application and not as a condition. Where appropriate, to aid in the assessment of an application, they may require the submission of large-scale construction detail drawings. This enables council officers to check the quality of what is proposed and ensure that on site design is not left to the builder.
Pre- application consultation is recommended if possible so that you can receive an initial indication of any difficulties that might arise. There is a charge for this process.
Details of planning checklists and planning forms can be found on the councils’ websites:
The Society’s help is freely available to members who live in the conservation area and members are encouraged to contact the Society prior to making planning applications. To contact the Society email: firstname.lastname@example.org