Historic environment

Conservation areas

Conservation refers to buildings, streets and areas that are protected because of their landscape, heritage, architectural, archaeological or biodiversity value.

The Council has six conservation areas and you can view their details as PDF files:

The Council has an approved programme of characterisation appraisals for its conservation areas. The first appraisal was for the Hoddesdon conservation area. You can view it as a PDF file. It will help developers to take account of heritage issues when preparing planning applications.

You can visit the Historic England website for further information on conservation areas.