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Conservation area character appraisals

What is a conservation area character appraisal?

Change within a conservation area is inevitable.

The purpose of the appraisal is to define the;

  • historic (and by implication, archaeological),
  • architectural,
  • natural components,

of the conservation area that are important and contribute to the area's character.

Factors to consider

The principal aims of character appraisals are to define:

  • What influences have given the conservation area its particular character.
  • What reflects this character and what is most worth conserving.
  • What has suffered damage or loss and may need reinstating.
  • Areas that may be improved by redevelopment.

Adopted appraisals

Appraisals have already been carried out for the following conservation areas:

Future appraisals

Appraisals are carried out for each conservation area in turn.

Some information on un-appraised areas is available below.

Contacts and Advice

Further information on Conservation Area Character Appraisals is available from:

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