Conservation of the built environment
Information on listed buildings, conservation areas and scheduled monuments
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Can I view conservation areas on a map? Visit MARIO and select the Countryside, Environment and Waste map.
Lancaster District has over 1,300 listed buildings, 38 conservation areas and 38 scheduled monuments. The identification, protection and enhancement of these assets forms a major part of the Conservation Team's work.
For further information on the historic environment please see the English Heritage website.
List descriptions for all listed buildings can be viewed on Listed Buildings Online, a website maintained by English Heritage.
You can view the boundaries of Lancaster district's conservation areas on Lancashire County Council's MARIO Website. To switch on the conservation area layer, go to the 'Countryside, Environment and Waste' maps.
All planning authorities are required from time to time to determine which parts of their areas are of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance, and to designate such areas as Conservation Areas.
All conservation areas should be accompanied by a conservation area appraisal. Conservation area appraisals identify the special architectural and historic character of a conservation area. They help us to understand what it is about a place that should be protected or enhanced, to formulate effective policies and to make sensible development control decisions.
Conservation area appraisals are a way of identifying, recording and actively preserving our precious and irreplaceable historic environment. Such appraisals are part of a wider philosophy and practice of conservation which seeks to understand the significance of the historical and environmental capital that we have inherited and ensure that this heritage is passed on to future generations through careful management and controlled change.
Some of the district's conservation areas also have conservation management plans. These can be downloaded on the right-hand side of this page, along with the adopted conservation area appraisals. The council has recently begun an assessment of its other conservation areas. Please see our Conservation Area Appraisals page to view the most recently adopted conservation areas appraisals.