Glossary of Planning Terms

The following is a glossary of terms frequently used by the Planning Service:

Area of Outstanding Beauty

An area which the DOE has designated to be of outstanding natural beauty

Area of Special Scientific Interest

An area of land protected due to its nature conservation or geological value

Areas of Townscape and Village Character

Areas designated to have a distinctive character in their built form and layout

Conservation Area

Land within an area designated as a conservation area by the DOE

Existing House

A house existing immediately before the carrying out of the proposed development

Listed Building

A building listed by the Department of the Environment as a building of special architectural or historic interest

Listed Building Consent

The written consent of the DOE for the demolition, alteration or extension of a listed building

Original House

A house as it existed on 1st Oct 1973 or as it was built when built after this date

Principal Elevation

In the main, the principal elevation will be that part of the house which fronts the main road serving the house. It will usually contain the main architectural features such as windows or a porch at the main entrance to the house i.e. the front of the house

Rear Elevation

The part of the house that is opposite the principal elevation i.e. the front elevation

 Side Elevation

The part of the house which links the principal elevation with the rear elevation

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