The main change brought about by this legislation relates to Conservation Area Consent.
The need to obtain Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area in England will be removed. Instead, such works will require planning permission. The need to obtain the consent of the local planning authority will therefore remain, but it will no longer be necessary to make two applications (one for planning permission and one for Conservation Area Consent) for a scheme involving the demolition and replacement of a building in a conservation area.
Other minor changes relate to listed buildings, certificates of immunity and statutory listing descriptions.
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