Monsal Trail : Essential lighting works is taking place from Mon 13 May for five weeks. Tunnels will remain open but light levels may be lower than usual. Please obey signs and take care when passing the works.
A Conservation Area is defined as an area of ‘special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’ (Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990).
The aim of Conservation Area designation is to ensure that this character is not destroyed or undermined by inappropriate changes.
There are 109 Conservation Areas in the Peak District National Park or see a map of Conservation Areas (occasionally slow external website)
Each Conservation Area has a unique character shaped by a combination of elements including buildings, materials, spaces, trees, street plan, history and economic background.
Grants are available towards the cost of the repair and restoration of external architectural features to both listed and some unlisted buildings and important stone boundary walls in a Conservation Area.
Grants may also be available for any works in public areas within a Conservation Area, including the repair and re-instatement of traditional features and materials, where these works will help to preserve or enhance the area’s unique character.
Local Authorities have a duty to review Conservation Areas from time to time. The preparation, publication and formal adoption of Conservation Area Appraisals forms part of this process.
Appraisals are being carried out, and in some instances reviewed, for each of the Peak District National Park’s 109 Conservation Areas.