The village of Staunton is one of the oldest in the Forest of Dean. Significant parts of it are designated a Conservation Area. The Conservation Area has been designated by Forest of Dean District Council for its special architectural and historic interest including its listed buildings, ancient scheduled monuments, range of undesignated historic buildings and structures and small areas of ‘forest waste’.
What does designation mean?
Property Alterations: If you live in or run a business from a property in the conservation area you may need permission from the District Council before making alterations such as cladding, inserting windows, installing satellite dishes and solar panels, adding conservatories or other extensions, laying paving or building walls. As the District Council can change the types of alterations that need permission by making Article 4 Directions it is advisable to contact them before making arrangements to start any work.
Trees: If you are thinking of cutting down a tree or doing any pruning work within the conservation area you must notify the District Council in advance. This is to give the Council time to assess the contribution the tree makes to the character of the conservation area and decide whether to make a Tree Preservation Order.
Demolition or substantial demolition of a building within the conservation area will usually require permission from the District Council.