Adur conservation areas

Conservation area reports:

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Conservation area maps

If you live within a Conservation Area, you will be subject to additional planning controls. For instance, if you wish to substantially demolish a non-listed building in a Conservation Area then you would require a separate form of consent, known as Conservation Area Consent.

In certain Conservation Areas the Council has served Article 4 Directions, which remove the normal permitted development rights for alterations to dwelling houses such as the removal of walls, replacement of roof tiles and windows. If you intend to carry out any demolition works, other development, or if you wish to carry out works to trees in a Conservation Area you are advised to contact the Planning Section. We will clarify whether an application for Conservation Area Consent or planning permission will be required, or in the case of trees whether such works will be acceptable. 

Conservation area maps (including listed buildings) can also be found on our interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) and are searchable by postcode or address.

For more information about conservation areas in Adur please contact the Planning Policy Team.

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Conservation area character appraisals and management strategies

The Planning Policy team is undertaking a review of a number of the District's seven conservation areas with the aim of producing character appraisals and management strategies. These will replace the existing Conservation Area statements, which were prepared some years ago. The preparation of these statements is in accordance with government advice in Planning Policy Guidance 15 Note (PPG15) 'Planning and the Historic Environment', taking into account guidance produced by English Heritage.

The character appraisals will provide an assessment of the character of the conservation area and identify the features which make it special and those which detract from it. The issues identified form the basis for developing management strategies and recommendations for preserving and enhancing the area. 

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Kingston Buci - conservation area character appraisal and management strategy

The Kingston Buci Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Strategy was adopted on 24th October 2022. The appraisal and management strategy is available to download below:

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North Lancing - conservation area report

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Old Shoreham - conservation area character appraisal and management strategy

The Kingston Buci Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Strategy was adopted on 24th October 2022. The appraisal and management strategy is available to download below:

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Shoreham-by-Sea - conservation area character appraisal and management strategy

The Shoreham-by-Sea Character Appraisal and Management Strategy was adopted on 18 March 2008.

The appraisal and management strategy is available to download below:

Please note that the Toll House, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, referred to in Appendix 1 on page 43, has now been delisted. Further information regarding the decision to de-list this property can be found here:

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Sompting - conservation area report

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Southlands - conservation area character appraisal and management strategy

The Southlands Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Strategy was adopted on 24th July 2008.

The appraisal and management strategy is available to download below: 

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Southwick - conservation area character appraisal and management strategy

The Southwick Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Strategy was adopted on 21st July 2009.

The appraisal and management strategy is available to download below:

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Page last updated: 17 November 2022

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