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.
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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).
|Conservation area||Current Status of Appraisal||Interactive Map|
|Allerford||Allerford Adopted 2017||Allerford Map|
|Bossington||Bossington Adopted 2019||Bossington Map|
|Dulverton||Dulverton Adopted 2019||Dulverton Map|
|Dunster||Dunster Adopted 2018||Dunster Map|
|Exmoor Farmsteads||Exmoor Farmsteads Adopted 2018||Colton Farm, Leigh Barton, Lower East Lyn, Ransacombe Farm|
|Luccombe||Luccombe Adopted 2018||Luccombe Map|
|Lynmouth||Lynmouth Adopted 2018||Lynmouth Map|
|Lynton||Lynton Adopted 2019||Lynton Map|
|Parracombe||Parracombe Adopted 2019||Parracombe Map|
|Porlock||Porlock Adopted 2022||Porlock Map|
|Porlock Weir||Porlock Weir Adopted 2022||Porlock Weir Map|
|Selworthy||Selworthy Adopted 2017||Selworthy Map|
|Winsford||Winsford Adopted 2023||Winsford Map|
|Wootton Courtenay||Wootton Courtenay Adopted 2018||Wootton Courtenay Map|
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