Keys to the Past

Glossary

Conservation Area

Conservation Areas can cover the whole or part of a village, part of a town or a single street. They are areas of distinct character, which the Council wishes to conserve and improve.

There are a small number of extra controls which apply within conservation areas. These relate to extensions, additions and alterations to roofs (including dormer extensions), the cladding of buildings and the installation of satellite dishes.

The purpose of these additional controls is to ensure that the special qualities of the area are not undermined by the loss of important features or damaged by insensitive new development.

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