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Constructive Conservation

Constructive Conservation is a positive, well-informed and collaborative approach to conservation. It is a flexible process of helping people understand their historic environment and using that understanding to manage change.

We support innovative schemes that protect and enhance the significance of buildings and historic places. We work collaboratively with owners, architects and developers to help them develop proposals for creative uses of historic places.

We use 'Conservation Principles' to make sure that our advice is reasonable, knowledgeable and consistent.