Conservation area status gives the Local Authority additional powers to ensure that development is in keeping with existing styles and the character of the area and to prepare schemes of enhancement for such areas. Whilst Conservation Areas may contain Listed Buildings, the Council will be concerned to protect, as far as it can, the total environment…

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A listed building is one that is of ‘special architectural or historic interest’ and has been included on a List kept by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The principles of selection for these lists were originally drawn up by an expert committee of architects, antiquaries and historians, and are still…

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