Castle Gardens Conservation Area was designated in March 1969, and had an area of approximately 9.33 hectares. It was one of the first three conservation areas to be declared in Leicester (the others being Cathedral-Guildhall and New Walk). The conservation area stretched from Jewry Wall and St Nicholas's Church in the north, to Castle Gardens and the area around Leicester Castle in the south.
On 12 March 2007, the City Council approved an amendment to the boundary, when the area north of St Nicholas Circle was excluded, and an additional area to the south of The Newarke was included. The conservation area was also renamed Castle Conservation Area, and now has an area of approximately 9.36 hectares.
You can view a map of the Castle Conservation Area , and view a Character Appraisal .
Properties at 15-21 The Newarke in this conservation area are covered by an Article Four Direction, which limits the rights of householders to carry out work to their properties without planning permission.
For more information, please contact the council's Conservation Team.