A conservation area is formally defined as:
The area will usually constitute the 'historic core' of an area. The area will likely contain a number of listed buildings, which each have their own protection.
Most buildings within a conservation area may be unlisted, but are still important. They provide the setting for listed buildings, and may enclose interesting spaces - or form a group - in their own right.
For more information about listed buildings and conservation areas, please refer to our third party Heritage resources.