Carnforth and Cannon Hill Conservation Area Appraisals
Carnforth and Cannon Hill Conservation Areas were designated on 4 March 2011 and 17 September 2010 respectively.
The Carnforth and Cannon Hill Conservation Area Appraisals (CAAs) were adopted on 24 June 2014.
The CAAs can be downloaded from the right-hand side of this page. Boundary maps can be found towards beginning of the documents, but the maps are also available to download on their own, on the right-hand side of the page.
The first drafts of these appraisals formed the subject of a six-week public consultation period from 4 February to 15 March 2013.
What is a conservation area?
Conservation areas are designated under the Planning (Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas) Act 1990, and are 'areas of special architectural or historic interest the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance'. Designation introduces a general control over the demolition of unlisted buildings and provides the basis for policies designed to preserve or enhance all the aspects of character or appearance that define an area's special interest.
What is a conservation area appraisal?
The CAAs have been produced to define and record the special architectural and historic interest of these conservation areas, following their designations in 2010/11.
A CAA should help lead to an understanding and articulation of its character which can be used to develop a robust policy framework for planning decisions. An adopted appraisal will be material to appeal decisions.