2017 - 50 Years of Conservation Areas
Heritage Counts 2017 focuses on 50 years of conservation areas. Conservation areas exist to preserve the special architectural and historic interest of a place - in other words, the features that make it unique. Every local authority in England has at least one conservation area and there are now over 10,000 in England.
To mark their 50th anniversary, we've commissioned research to understand the extent to which conservation areas have changed over time by collating and analysing socio-economic trend data in conservation areas. We also aim to uncover whether conservation area designation is achieving its intended purpose of sustainable, long term growth - "good growth".
We have published our first report Heritage and Society 2017, please see below. We will also be publishing the following reports later in the year.
- Heritage and Economy 2017 (Forthcoming)
- Heritage Indicators 2017 (Forthcoming)
- Heritage Counts 2017 - 50 Years of Conservation Areas (December 2017)