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Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

Both Listed Buildings and Conservation Area designations affect the built environment and relate mainly to planning controls. It is unlikely that outdoor recreational activity will be affected by Listed Buildings, but consideration should be given to potential impacts on Conservation Areas.

Nevertheless, if you want to learn more, the best document for this is PPG5 available at:

Click here to go to http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/pps5 in a new window

PPG15 contains sections on advertising, traffic management, and street furniture etc. It is likely that the temporary nature of any recreational event puts them outside the scope of the planning regulations anyway, but the local authority’s Conservation Officer will be able to advise on the applicability of these designations outside the planning process.

Listed Buildings


The Listing process is applied to buildings. The law is similar throughout the UK.
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Conservation Areas


In this context, Conservation Areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.

Further information is available:Click here to open http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.1062 in a new window

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