Conservation Area Appraisal, Designation and Management
Historic England Advice Note 1 (Second Edition)
This revised advice note supports the management of change in a way that conserves and enhances the character and appearance of historic areas through conservation area appraisal, designation and management.
This 2nd edition updates the advice in light of the publication of the 2018 National Planning Policy Framework and gives more information on the relationship with local and neighbourhood plans and policies. It is also slightly re-ordered, to underline the staged approach to the appraisal, designation and management of conservation areas, while continuing to offer advice on managing conservation areas so that the potential of historic areas worthy of protection is fully realised. It has also been updated to give more information on innovative ways of handling conservation appraisals, particularly community involvement beyond consultation, character assessment and digital presentation.
First published by English Heritage March 2011 (published as: Understanding Place: Conservation Area Designation, Appraisal and Management) and republished as Conservation Area Appraisal, Designation and Management, Historic England Advice Note 1 2016.
- Identifying potential conservation areas
- How to appraise conservation areas
- Content of conservation area appraisals
- Managing proposals in conservation areas
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
- Pages: 48
- Product Code: HEAG268
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This page sets out how the planning system works to protect historic places.
This page sets out what conservation areas are and how they are designated and managed.
This page provides information on housing development in the historic built environment.
Find out about the different approaches available for identifying and interpreting the historic dimensions of present day landscapes or townscapes.
Find out about the services we offer to support people involved in managing change to the historic environment.
The streets and buildings of our towns and villages are part of the historic character of England.