Conservation Areas (Planning)
Exmoor National Park has 17 Conservation Areas. These are areas designated for their 'special architectural and historic interest.'
Within conservation areas, certain additional planning controls apply, although generally these are very similar to those that apply across the whole of the National Park. You will need to apply for planning permission for demolition and give notice of works to trees.
Please see this link to planning portal
with regard to demolition advice and for trees please see this link
It is best practice to undertake regular Appraisals of Conservation Areas. The Appraisal highlights the key character of the area and sets out actions that may be required to maintain and enhance these areas.
The Conservation Area Appraisals for the 17 Exmoor Conservation Areas can be viewed below (the Exmoor Farmsteads document covers 4 separate Conservation Areas).
|Current Status of Appraisal and link to Document
|Allerford Adopted 2017
|Bossington Adopted 2019
|Dulverton Adopted 2019
|Dunster Adopted 2018
|Exmoor Farmsteads Adopted 2018
|Colton Farm, Leigh Barton, Lower East Lyn, Ransacombe Farm
|Luccombe Adopted 2018
|Lynmouth Adopted 2018
|Lynton Adopted 2019
|Parracombe Adopted 2019
|Porlock Adopted 2022
|Porlock Weir Adopted 2022
|Porlock Weir Map
|Selworthy Adopted 2017
|Winsford Adopted 2023
|Wootton Courtenay Adopted 2018
|Wootton Courtenay Map