Supplementary planning documents

Conservation area design and development guidance

If you want to carry out any development in a conservation area, we have a duty to ensure that it preserves or enhances the character or appearance of the area. Any planning applications that are submitted for work to buildings or sites in conservation areas will be looked at very closely.

The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) supports policy in the Pendle Local Plan that relates to areas of special architectural or historic interest. The SPD is a material consideration when determining planning applications in Pendle's conservation areas. It will therefore be of use to applicants in devising planning applications and also to owners of properties in conservation areas.

The SPD provides detailed information and guidance as to how the design of development, or alterations and repairs to buildings, can ensure that the character or appearance of a conservation areas is preserved or enhanced and should be the starting point for anyone considering carrying out development in one of Pendle's Conservation Areas.

If you live in a conservation area or intend to apply for planning permission in a conservation area, the SPD should be referred to for guidance. The Conservation Team are also happy to give advice and can be contacted on 01282 661788.

What's happening next?

The Pendle Conservation Area Design and Development Guidance SPD was adopted by us on the 14th August 2008. The content of the SPD is relatively enduring; however consideration will be given to its review if aspects of the advice are no longer relevant.

What have we done so far?

The SPD was prepared in 2008 and went through a period of public consultation. The SPD covers numerous design related topics including local character and distinctiveness, building materials and architectural detailing and scale, proportion, height and massing amongst others.

Documents to download

Adopted Conservation Area Design and Development Guidance SPD