What is a conservation area appraisal?
Conservation area appraisals are a commonly used technique to identify and assess the character of a conservation area. The more clearly that character or special interest is defined, the easier it is to manage change without damaging that interest. A clear and comprehensive appraisal of the character of a conservation area provides a sound basis for development control and for developing initiatives to improve the area.
Many of the district's conservation areas have no conservation area appraisal or one which is out-of-date. In recent years, we have worked in partnership with The Conservation Studio, Architectural History Practice and IBI Taylor Young to produce some new conservation area appraisals. Currently, our conservation team is preparing conservation area appraisals on its own behalf for the remaining conservation areas.
Last updated: 19 February 2018