A conservation area is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. If your property is in a conservation area then you will need additional planning consents to carry out works to it. You can select to apply for conservation area consent when making an application on the Planning Portal. To find out if you live in a conservation area (and any policies or restrictions that may apply as a result) you will need to contact your local planning authority. You can find contact details for your local planning authority on the Planning Portal.