What is a conservation area?
‘An area of special architectural or historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.’
Why a Conservation Area Appraisal?
- Conservation Area Appraisals are material considerations in planning applications and appeals.
- A rolling programme of appraisals enables the Council to see if an area is suffering from inappropriate development.
- Defining the character enables people planning new buildings or extensions to understand the area they are building in.
- Identify ways to preserve the area’s unique character without preventing sympathetic alteration.