Conservation Areas

What is a Conservation Area?

A conservation area is defined as being of "special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance". 

All planning authorities are required by the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Area) (Scotland) Act 1997 to determine which parts of their area merits conservation area status.

Are you in a Conservation Area?

Find out if you are in a conservation area by following links below:

  • Check if you are in a Designated Conservation Area on the Property Search Register
  • Check the Online register of Planning Permissions
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