What does 'Conservation Area' mean when buying a property?
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Often misunderstood, a conservation area does not necessarily mean a place where people cannot build or make changes to a building. It can simply mean that there are certain restrictions such as the type of materials used or the sizes of extensions that are allowed on properties.
The exact restrictions vary from area to area with places like the city centre of Oxford being among the strictest.
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