How can I find out if my house is in the WGC Estate Management Area?
Click here for a map of the Estate Management Scheme - if you are situated in the pink area you are covered by the Estate Management Scheme. Alternatively, please see the Interactive Map or check with your solicitor.
What works require Estate Management consent?
The leaflet attached to this website will help. If it is not clear from this, write to us with details of the proposed works and we will be happy to help clarify whether Estate Management consent is required from the council.
I carried out works to the outside of my home which require Estate Management consent. Do I need to apply for retrospective consent from the council?
If the works require Estate Management (please see above), then retrospective consent should be sought from the council. If you are uncertain whether you require Estate Management consent, we will be happy to help clarify whether Estate Management consent is required from the council. Retrospective Estate Management Scheme applications require a fee of £242.
How do I find out if my neighbour has applied for consent?
How do I apply for Estate Management Consent and what happens to my application?
You will need to fill in a form and submit this to us with details of the works. There are several stages to the application including us writing to your neighbours and asking for their comments. Further details can be found under making an Estate Management Scheme application.
Where can I see a copy of the actual Estate Management Scheme document?
A copy of the full scheme document can be downloaded Estate Management Booklet 1967.
I am carrying out like for like replacements to my property, do I need Estate Management consent?
Replacements to properties, for example the replacement of windows which would feature identical glazing bars as the original would not require Estate Management consent. The leaflet attached to this website will help. If it is not clear from this, write to us with details of the proposed works and we will be happy to help clarify whether Estate Management consent is required from the council.
Do works to trees and hedges need consent in the Scheme Area?
Yes, they do if the tree is over 15 feet in height or if the hedge is to be removed or destroyed.
Will I need any other consent?
Some changes to your home will also need planning permission and consent under the Building Regulations. If your house is a 'listed building' you may also need listed building consent. If you are a tenant you may also need permission from your landlord. In addition, certain works, falling under the Party Wall Act, mean you have to give notice to your neighbours.