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Conservation areas in Wyre

Conservation areas are areas that are designated due to the special architectural or historical interest and character they possess.

The emphasis for conservation areas is on ensuring local character is preserved and enhanced, and not diminished, by change. Conservation areas provide a much broader protection than individually listed buildings, as all features within a conservation area are recognised as part of its character, and therefore protected.

Conservation areas are provided for by the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Area) Act 1990. Current planning policy/guidance regarding conservation is given in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the  National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG),  and the Adopted Local Plan

In Wyre there are seven conservation areas. Conservation area appraisals are used to research and record the special interest and unique characteristics of existing and proposed conservation areas, so their reason for designation can be understood. Conservation area appraisals can act as justification for planning application decisions and further conservation policies, management and protection of an area.

You can view the extent of the boundaries of the conservation areas and the related appraisals below:

Boundaries of Wyre Council’s conservation areas are shown on Lancashire County Council’s MARIO website (interactive map). Select the conservation area layer, under ‘Countryside, Environment and Waste’ maps.

For any enquiries regarding conservation, please contact the planning team at: planning.policy@wyre.gov.uk