Demolition in a Conservation Area (PF10)

For planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area:

Relevant demolition means a building that is:

    • NOT a listed building
    • NOT an ecclesiastical building (being used for ecclesiastical purposes)
    • NOT a Scheduled Monument
    • NOT a building specified in a direction by the Secretary of State

Relevant demolition is required for:

        • any building with a total cubic content exceeding 115 cubic metres (measured externally)
        • any gate, fence, wall or railing over 1 metre high next to a highway (including a public footpath or bridleway) or public open space or over 2 metres high elsewhere

To find out whether your property is within a Conservation Area please refer to our Interactive Map.

Guidance Notes

What you need to submit

The list below details supporting documents that may need to be submitted as part of your application. Please refer to each section below in order to determine whether or not you need to submit it as part of your application.

Always required

Please ensure that you have completed every section of the application form before submitting. Where sections or questions are not relevant please state this on the form.

The associated help file for this type of application can be found here

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Please note

"Apply online" websites are provided by private companies who may charge additional fees for their services. Peterborough City Council offer no technical support for customers using these sites, if you encounter an issue please contact the relevant website service helpdesk. If you opt to download and complete the application form instead it is your responsibility to ensure that the forms, the appropriate supporting documentation and correct fee are sent to Peterborough City Council either by email or post.

No fee is required for this type of application.

Always required

This must be an up-to-date Ordnance Survey based location plan at an appropriate scale, usually 1:1250 or 1:2500. In the case of large sites other drawing scales maybe appropriate.

The plan must show:

  • at least 2 main roads and all surrounding buildings or land;
  • the application site (the whole planning unit) ;
  • a north point;
  • a scale bar.

The application site boundary should be edged clearly with a red line. It should include all land necessary to carry out the proposed development; for example, land required for access to the site from a public highway, visibility splays, landscaping, car parking and open areas around buildings.

A blue line should be drawn around any other land owned by the applicant, close to or adjoining the application site.

We will expect this to be on an A4 size plan or larger.

A sample location plan can be viewed here.

Ordnance Survey map extracts are available from any Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data Centre.

The plan used should:

  • Not be a Land Registry document
  • Not be used for multiple applications
  • Show OS Crown copyright as an acknowledgement
  • Not be a photocopy or screen grab image
  • Not to be copied from existing OS mapping, if using hand drawn maps such as standard streets
  • Show the correct licence number if you wish to print or copy maps for applications
Copyright information

Please be aware that plans based on Ordnance Survey data are Crown copyright and other plans and drawings are the copyright of their authors. The details of any applicable copyright should appear on the original plans concerned. Using copyright protected plans could result in legal action being taken against you by the copyright holder. You are advised to contact the copyright holder before using such plans in making any application.

Updated: February 2017
Status:
 National requirement
Source: Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015

The relevant certificate must be completed, signed and dated (part of application form). Only one certificate should be completed.

Certificate A should be completed if the applicant is the sole owner of the land to which the application relates or holds an unexpired lease with a term of 7 or more years remaining.

Certificate B should be completed if the applicant is not the sole owner but knows the names and addresses of all the other owners.

The Notice to Owners (Notice 1) must also be completed and sent to all known owners.

A copy of the notice must be sent with the application to the local authority.

Certificate C should be completed if the applicant does not own all of the land to which the application relates and does not know the name and address of all of the owners.

The Notice to Owners (Notice 1) must be completed and sent to all known owners.

Where the owner is unknown the Notice to Unknown Owners (Notice 2) needs to be published in a local newspaper.

A copy of the notice must be sent with the application to the local authority.

Certificate D should be completed if the applicant does not own all of the land to which the application relates and does not know the names and addresses of any of the owners.

The Notice to Unknown Owners (Notice 2) needs to be published in a local newspaper.

A copy of the notice must be sent with the application to the local authority.

Updated: February 2017
Status:
 National requirement
Source: Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015

Required for all development proposals that would affect any designated heritage asset.  The Heritage Statement must;

  • Describe and assess the significance of the asset and/or its setting to determine its architectural, historic, artistic or archaeological interest; and
  • Identify the impact of works on the special character of the asset; and
  • Provide a clear justification for the works, especially if these would harm the asset or its setting, so that the harm can be weighed against public benefits

The level of detail required should be proportionate to the asset’s importance and sufficient to understand the potential impact of the proposal on its significance and/or setting

Note:
A heritage asset includes Conservation Areas, listed buildings, locally listed buildings, scheduled monuments, listed parks and gardens, areas of archaeological importance.

Can be combined with a Design and Access Statement if required.

Updated: February 2017
Status: National requirement
Source: NPPF & Policy PP17 of the Peterborough Planning Policies DPD

Always required.

The report should provide sufficent information to allow a robust assessment of the potential impacts resulting from a development upon the species present on an application site to be undertaken. Surveys should be undertaken by suitably experienced, and where necessary licensed, ecological specialists.

See Natural England's website for further details