Conservation area

About this dataset

Total 8,302
Conservation areas
Data providers 74
Collector last ran on 2024-06-15
New data last found on 2024-06-15

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© Historic England 2024. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2024. The Historic England GIS Data contained in this material was obtained on [date]. The most publicly available up to date Historic England GIS Data can be obtained from


Local planning authorities are responsible for designating conservation areas, though Historic England and the Secretary of State also have powers to create them.

This dataset also contains the boundaries of conservation areas from Historic England, as well as other data found on and currently contains a number of duplicate areas we are working to remove.

We are also working with a group of local planning authorities to help them publish their conservation areas, and to develop a data specification for conservation areas.

Historic England provide guidance to help householders understand the implications of living in a conservation area for planning applications.

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