Conservation Area

What is a conservation area?

Conservation areas are created where a local planning authority identifies an area of special architectural or historic interest, which deserves careful management to protect that character. The first conservation areas were designated in 1967 under the Civic Amenities Act, and there are now nearly 10,000 in England

A conservation area is ‘an area of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’

Newark and Sherwood District Council has designated 47 conservation areas and are actively undertaking a review of these conservation areas, and will in due course produce Conservation Area Appraisals. These documents give an overview of the history and development of the conservation areas and define what it is that make them special

Once a conservation area is designated the district planning authority has a duty to preserve and enhance their character

Within a conservation area, there are a number of works/alterations which will require planning permission. These include the demolition of buildings and certain types of minor development, such as the rendering/cladding of a building or the installation of satellite dishes. In certain cases, permitted development rights might be further restricted

In addition, protection is afforded to trees within a conservation area.

Elston Village has been listed as a Conservation Area since 1992 and the map on this link shows the boundaries of the conservation area.