Conservation area consent

The historic areas in Slough are protected as conservation areas. If you live in a conservation area, any planning applications or demolition work are treated slightly differently.

Is my property in a conservation area?

The Local Plan for Slough identifies five conservation areas in Slough in Appendix 4. The conservation areas are:

  • Colnbrook
  • St. Bernard's School
  • St. Mary's Church (Langley)
  • Sussex Place/Clifton Road
  • Upton Park/Upton Village Conservation Area

Statements on the following Conservation Areas can be downloaded here:

Applications for demolition consent

If you live in a conservation area, you will require conservation area consent to:

  • demolish a building with a volume of greater than 115 cubic metres
  • demolish a wall, fence, gate or railing over 1 metre in height next to a highway (including a public footpath or bridleway) or public open space; or over 2 metres in height elsewhere
  • in some cases Conservation Area Consent is needed to demolish a substantial part of a building where it would leave a cleared site

Applications for demolition consent can be completed online via the planning portal.

Applications for planning permission within a conservation area

Applications for planning permission in the conservation areas are more rigorously assessed to consider whether proposals preserve or enhance the special character or appearance of the conservation area.

Conservation areas often include individually listed buildings for which normal listed building controls apply to protect both the interior and exterior. For more information, please visit our listed building consent page.

If you have any questions about planning in conservation areas, please contact us for advice.

Don't forget - if you need help with your application we offer a pre-application service.

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Planning Department
St Martins Place
51 Bath Road
Slough
SL1 3UF