Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings

Conservation Areas

We have seven designated areas of special architectural or historic interest that are protected with conservation area status.

Further details about the designation of these areas and maps showing the extent of the conservation areas can be found on our Conservation Areas and reviews page and on our maps

If you live in a conservation area and you want to demolish a building or structure such as a wall you may need planning permission.

The Governments new Planning Policy Guidance provides detailed information in the section Conserving and Enhancing the Historic Environment

The Council has been undertaking a series of reviews of a number of the Conservation Areas in the Borough This started because the Council was awarded design quality grant funding from the Government, but has been continued by the Council itself to encompass further areas than those originally assessed.