A conservation area is an area of special architectural or historic interest which needs to be preserved or enhanced. We identify and designate areas of such special interest and this is normally done after consultation with the public.
Find out if your property is in a conservation area by using My South Norfolk.
Living in a conservation area can affect how you are able to develop your property. Advice is available on Historic England's website. You are more limited in what you can do to buildings and on land within a conservation area and this can be further restricted by an Article 4 direction. To find out if you need consent, visit our Do I need planning permission page.