Conservation Area


Union Street, Ryde: in a conservation area.Conservation Area is an area designated by the Local Planning Authority as one of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. Special controls exist with regard to demolition of buildings, advertisements and the like within the Conservation Area. Listed Building Consent must also be obtained for any demolition, even if the building is not itself listed. Similarly, trees are treated more or less as if they were subject to a Tree Preservation OrderPages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet. To work on trees within a Conservation Area a landowner needs to give six weeks notice in writing to the local authority.

A Conservation Area, despite the name, is nothing to do with nature conservation, necessarily.