Areas are parts of the city that have been designated for their special
historical or architectural quality. They are areas where the preservation or
enhancement of the unique townscape is particularly important and they add much
to the city in terms of attractive living environments, historical and cultural
significance and high quality design.
are currently 24 Conservation Areas in the City. The first conservation areas were
designated in 1969 (New Walk, Castle Gardens and Cathedral/Guildhall), and the
most recent designation was the West End Conservation Area in 2008. You can view them all on our interactive maps of conservation areas.
controls exist in conservation areas. Advice and
guidance on building works in conservation areas is available on our page Living and Working in a Conservation Area.