The Council's Heritage Specialists, working within Planning, assist to make sure that new development in Conservation Areas is in line with local and national planning policies.
Conservation Areas are areas that are considered to be of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.
The special character of a Conservation area does not only come from its buildings. Other elements are also important, including:
The idea is not to prevent development but to make sure that any changes are sympathetic to the special architectural and historic character of the area. This is particularly important in terms of scale, design, materials and the space between buildings.
Additional planning controls apply to Conservation Areas, and Planning Consent may be required for works such as:
Please click on the links to open a map of each Conservation Area. You can use your mouse to zoom in and out and the Conservation Area will remain shaded.
If there is no shading on the map when it opens, please refresh the page.