Aldershot Military Conservation Area is an area designated as having special architectural or historic interest, the character of which it is desirable to preserve and enhance.
The reason for the initial designation was the Ministry of Defence (MoD) was developing plans in 2001 to re-model and redevelop parts of the military estate, including the then proposed Aldershot Urban Extension, under a scheme known as Project Connaught. The Aldershot Urban Extension was granted planning consent in March 2014 and development is underway with several phases completed.
In 2021, following public consultation the Council adopted a Character Appraisal and Management Plan that sets out the special architectural and historic interest of the Conservation Area, which justifies its designation as a heritage asset, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. This document should be read alongside the Conservation Overview Document which sets out the context in which conservation areas in Rushmoor have been designated. The Consultation Statement is also available.