Manchester City Council

Sports, leisure & the Arts Didsbury St James Conservation Area

Control of development

As with all conservation areas in Manchester, development proposals may require either planning permission, conservation area consent, or both. In appropriate cases, listed building consent may also be required. The South Area Team will give advice on such matters, and this should be sought at an early stage in the formulation of proposals.

The quality of the built environment, as well as the setting of buildings, is of a very high standard, and a similar high standard will be expected of any scheme which proposes new buildings, extensions, or other major developments.

The existing well-treed suburban character of the conservation area should be maintained, and any development proposals should respect this. The construction of large floorplan buildings without substantial landscape intervening would inevitably damage the quality of the setting.

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