A conservation area is an area of special architectural or historic interest or might add to the character of an area. Conservation areas are protected and some areas have additional planning requirements called Article 4 directions, these apply to all or part of this conservation area.

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Conservation area design guides

As there are guidelines to altering, restoring or extening exiting buildings in conservation areas or projects, we have design guides to help you with your works to protected areas or buildings.

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Conservation areas appraisals

Conservation area appraisals are documents that explain the architectural and historical qualities of each conservation area. These appraisals help us to judge if a new development will preserve and enhance the conservation area.

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