Conservation areas in our borough
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is an area of enormous architectural significance and interest. Over 70 per cent of the borough is protected by 35 conservation areas.
Planning permission in conservation areas
Being in a conservation area doesn't mean that you can't make any changes to your property. It just means that we need tighter controls on what change is allowed. For example, there are restrictions on permitted development rights for single dwelling houses in conservation areas compared to other areas.
Permitted development rights
You don't always need planning permission for a development if the works can be carried out using permitted development rights. These are set nationally by the Government and not by local councils.
Find out if you can carry out permitted development works by using the interactive house tool on the Government's Planning Portal.