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Planning in designated areas

From fiercelyconserved green belt land to locally-set policies, there’s a host of planning protections that can impact on self builds, renovations and extensions. Mike Dade reveals how they could influence your development
Situated within the Tredegar Square conservation area in east London, this Grade II listed cottage has been completely modernised. Hut Architecture (020 7399 8680; handled the design for the scheme, which encompassed a complete refurbishment and new rear extension

Whether it’s in a rural or urban area, when you buy a property or plot of land it could be subject to a variety of designations. These have implications on what you can and cannot do when undertaking a new build, conversion or renovation, so it’s important to know whether any apply to your project. Let’s look in detail at what the key designations are, where you can find the details and how they could affect your scheme.

What are protected and designated areas?

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Build It magazine's new August 2018 issue is packed full of ideas and practical advice to help you successfully create your dream home. Here's our pick of some of the top features this issue: - Cover house - a characterful oak self build home on a garden plot - Design & build special: the companies who can take the stress out of your project - Wow-factor extensions that add space, light & value - Are heat pumps worth the money? - Why you should invest in rooflights - Create a summer-ready outdoor living space ... and more!