Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

If your enquiry relates to whether a building is listed or located within one of Swale Borough’s 50 Conservation Areas, you should be able to find the information you need via the following web-based information resources:

Listed Buildings:  https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/

(Please note that listed buildings are designated by Historic England and not by the Borough Council)

Conservation Areas: http://www.swale.gov.uk/conservation-areas/

(Please note that the web page this link takes you to provides web links to maps for all 50 of the Borough’s Conservation Areas along with web links to the relevant Conservation Area Character Appraisal documents, where the latter have been produced)

If your enquiry entails seeking an opinion/view on a proposed development scheme (including alterations to listed buildings and/or buildings within conservation areas), then you will need to make your enquiry via the Borough Council’s pre-application service, the details of which can be found by clicking on the link below:

http://www.swale.gov.uk/pre-application-advice/

Please note that there will normally be a small charge for this service, as set out in the scale of charges on the web page.  Planning Officers in the Development Management Team handle all pre-application enquiries and consult with specialist in-house and County Council based officers as necessary.

Unauthorised works/development and other breaches of planning controls

If your enquiry relates to a matter of this nature, please use the Borough Council’s online report a breach service, which you can access by clicking the link below:

https://forms.maidstone.gov.uk/default.aspx/Stages/RenderProcess/?ProcessGUID=21BD3C20-C4E1-45C5-9BFB-F9446EB7CF22&HideAll=1&ReturnURL=%2F&fs2s=pVrxgmEu4Mw&fs2c=WA7cxsSe4ne&fs2svr=ec2-54-75-228-37

(Please note this is a shared service with Maidstone Borough Council, hence the reference to Maidstone in the web link address)

If you are concerned about works/development which you know are, or you think may be unauthorised, you might also find the information on the Swale Borough Council Planning Enforcement web page of some assistance/interest.  You can access this by clicking on the link below:

http://www.swale.gov.uk/planning-enforcement/

Trees in Conservation Areas and Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

The Design & Conservation Section of the Spatial Planning Team does not deal with tree enquiries related to either of the above stated categories.  Please click on the link below for more information regarding the protection/management of trees within the Borough and use the on-line resources provided to report a problem/concern, lodge a notice of works to trees in a Conservation Area or submit an application for works to or the felling of a tree or trees protected by a TPO:

http://www.swale.gov.uk/tree/

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