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Conservation area appraisals

Explains what a conservation area appraisal is. 

What is a conservation area appraisal?

Adopted conservation area appraisals

The Government has recommended that local authorities should ensure that all their conservation areas are appraised on a regular basis so that the areas would always have relatively up-to-date appraisals of what made them “areas of special architectural or historic interest”.
 
Significant work has been undertaken towards achieving this goal and more than 96% of conservation areas have relatively up-to-date appraisals which have been adopted by the council.  
 
All adopted appraisals are available for inspection on this page and will be used as background documents in support of the development plan and as a material consideration in the determination of relevant planning applications.

You can view the status of all appraisals, both adopted and in draft form below:

View the status of all appraisals (pdf 16kb opens in new window)

Draft conservation area appraisals

View draft conservation area appraisals which are open for public consultation.

Adopted conservation area appraisals list

You can view adopted appraisals below:

Conservation area appraisals

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What is a conservation area appraisal?

Adopted conservation area appraisals

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View the status of all appraisals (pdf 16kb)

Draft conservation area appraisals

View draft conservation area appraisals which are open for public consultation.

Adopted conservation area appraisals list

You can view adopted appraisals below:

Adopted conservation area appraisals list (pdf 00kb)

What is a conservation area?

Conservation areas have been introduced to preserve and enhance areas of special architectural or historic interest. They place additional development control on new works, and seek to minimise the loss of existing buildings and natural environment.

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