Conservation areas

A conservation area is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character of which it is desirable to preserve and enhance.

Conservation areas

Conservation areas are defined in law as 'an area of special architectural or historic interest the character of which it is desirable to preserve and enhance'.

This means if you own or live in a property in a conservation area, there will be tighter restrictions making it more likely you will need to apply for planning permission. Restrictions are not to prevent development, but to make sure that changes enhance the special architectural or historic qualities of an area and so protect its special character.

The Planning Portal provides a useful set of guidelines, which outline when you will need planning permission in addition to normal planning controls. You must include a heritage impact statement in a planning application that affects a listed building or a conservation area.

Use our interactive map to see if you're in one of the eight designated conservation areas in Rushmoor. You can also view the documents below.

Conservation area documents

We have produced a pdf icon Conservation Area Overview Document [3Mb] that sets out the context in which conservation areas in Rushmoor have been designated. It includes the legislative and planning policy framework, as well as the geographic and historic setting of the area. The overview document should be be read alongside the individual character appraisals and management plans that are being prepared for each conservation area.

Conservation AreaFirst Designated (revised)Documents
Aldershot Military 2003 (2021)

pdf icon Aldershot Military Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan [24Mb]

pdf icon Consultation Statement - Aldershot Military [1Mb]

Aldershot West1980 (1983, 1989)pdf icon Aldershot West Boundary Map [1Mb]
Basingstoke Canal1977pdf icon Basingstoke Canal Boundary Map [5Mb]
Cargate1980 (1989, 2020)

pdf icon Cargate Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan [16Mb]

pdf icon Consultation Statement - Cargate Conservation Area [1Mb]

Cargate Article 4 direction

Farnborough Hill1977pdf icon Farnborough Hill Boundary Map [1Mb]
Manor Park1980 (1989)pdf icon Manor Park Boundary Map [1Mb]
St Michael's Abbey1977pdf icon St Michael's Abbey Boundary Map [1Mb]
South Farnborough1987pdf icon South Farnborough Boundary Map [1Mb]

Trees in conservation areas

If you want to cut down, or carry out any work to, a tree in a conservation area, you must tell us at least six weeks beforehand.

You can find out more on our Protected Trees page.

 
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