Priors Hardwick

Conservation Area

The statutory definition of a Conservation Area is "an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. This special character comes not only from the quality of its buildings, but also their relationship to each other and with open spaces, views into and out of the area, street patterns and features, trees, archaeology and historic landscapes.

Conservation Area designation should enable the proper management of change in historic places, not preserve them in time or stifle new development.

Certain responsibilities are placed on those who live, work or own property in a Conservation Area, and on the District Council: