conservation area as defined by the Planning (Listed Buildings and
Conservation Areas) Act 1990 is ‘an area of
special architectural or historic interest the character or
appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or
Conservation areas were first introduced with the Civic
Amenities Act in 1967 which gave local authorities the power to
designate conservation areas in the district. Since 1967
Bassetlaw District Council has designated 31 conservation
The boundaries and
additional information for each conservation area can be
viewed. The Council is undertaking a review of all
conservation areas and producing leaflets,
designation statements and appraisals for each area.
These documents give an overview of the history and development of
the conservation areas and define what it is that make them
Once a conservation area is designated the
district planning authority has a duty to preserve and enhance
Within a conservation area there are a number
of controls which will require either planning permission or
conservation area consent. These include:
- The demolition of buildings
- Special provision for the protection of trees
- Strengthened controls over minor development, including the
installation of satellite dishes
These controls are intended to assist in the
preservation and enhancement of a conservation area. They are
not intended to stifle development, but are there to ensure that
development and change is managed in a sensitive manner that
respects the character of the area.
For more detailed information on the
effects of designation for householders, please read the Council’s
Conservation Areas in Bassetlaw - A guide for householders to the
effects of Conservation Area designation (November 2012
For design guidance in conservation areas, please read
Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Guidance.
Conservation Area Boundaries
Have your say on Conservation Area boundaries. Use the
Area boundary questionnaire or contact the Conservation Team. Comments can be made at
Bassetlaw District Council have adopted the use of the
paper version of the National Standard Application Form, known
as 1APP. The forms are available to download from
the table below or to submit electronically.
The submission of planning applications electronically will
continue to be hosted by the Planning Portal.
Bassetlaw District Council actively encourages the submission
of Planning Applications using the electronic method, this
means you only need to complete one set of forms and there are no
printing or postage costs.
Last Updated - 15/11/2012