Home > Planning > Design and Conservation > Conservation areas

Conservation areas

Suffolk Coastal Conservation areas

Waveney Conservation areas

Proposed Conservation Areas

Conservation areas are defined in the Town and Country Planning Acts as 'areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance'.

Local planning authorities are required to designate conservation areas where it is considered appropriate within the areas that they cover.

Conservation areas are a unique form of conservation because they not only protect buildings, including those that are unlisted buildings, but also open spaces, trees and special features that make an area locally distinctive.

Further information