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Heritage, conservation, landscape and archaeology

Conservation areas

A Conservation Area is defined as an area of special architectural or historic interest, with a character or appearance that is desirable to preserve or enhance.

Historic areas are recognised for the contribution they make to our cultural inheritance, economic well-being and quality of life.

Public support for the conservation and enhancement of areas of architectural and historic interest is well established. By suggesting continuity and stability, these areas provide points of reference in a rapidly changing world: they represent the familiar and cherished local scene.

Over 9000 Conservation Areas have been designated nationally since they were introduced in 1967 and there are over 80 in South Somerset.

To see Conservation Areas near you, or to find out if your home is part of a conservation area, visit Your Area

Maps showing all the conservation areas are also included in the Inset Maps attached to the Local Plan

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