Basingstoke Canal 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 Basingstoke Canal Conservation Area was designated in 1977 by Hampshire County Council. The Basingstoke Canal is an inland waterway, running from Basingstoke in Hampshire to the River Wey Navigation in Surrey.
In 2022, following public consultation the Council adopted a Character Appraisal and Management Plan to recognise the interest of the canal as an historic waterway with structures of architectural value along its course. 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 designation seeks to preserve and enhance the architectural and historic interest of canal and the associated listed and unlisted structures. The Consultation Statement is also available.