What is a conservation area?
A conservation area is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.
Land and property within a conservation area may have extra planning controls to protect the character of the area. You must get consent from us for the demolition of any building or structure in a conservation area.
We must also receive six weeks’ notice before works are carried out to any tree in a conservation area.
Am I in a conservation area?
Use our interactive map to find out whether your building or street is in a conservation area.
How do I apply for consent?
Go to Planning application forms and download the application form and guidance information.
Conservation area character appraisals
Character Appraisals are a record of positive/negative features which contribute towards an area's character. We are carrying out a review of Bristol's 33 conservation areas. This is through the production of a Character Appraisal and set of management proposals for each area.
Elsewhere on the web
- Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society Go to http://www.cliftonhotwells.org.uk/ (opens new window)
- Malago Valley Conserv Go to http://www.digitalbristol.org/members/mvcg/index.htm (opens new window)
- Redland and Cotham Amenities Society Go to http://www.rcas.org.uk/ (opens new window)
- Montpelier Conservation Group Go to http://www.montpelierpages.co.uk/ (opens new window)
- Kingsdown Conservation Group Go to http://kingsdown.org.uk/ (opens new window)
- Hotwells and Cliftonwood Community Association Go to http://www.hotwellscliftonwood.org.uk/ (opens new window)
- Christmas Steps Art Quarter Go to http://www.christmasstepsartsquarter.co.uk/ (opens new window)