Conservation Areas

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Title
Conservation Areas
Alternate title
Local Authority Conservation Areas
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Identifier
HESCA

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Abstract
The defining of Conservation Areas is governed by the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997; an update from previous Acts relating to such areas. Conservation Areas are designated by local planning authorities and can play an important role in environmental enhancement, economic and community regeneration (e.g. Townscape Heritage Initiatives and Conservation Areas Regeneration Schemes). Councils review conservation areas from time to time in order to assess the need for alteration of boundaries for areas for which special planning considerations apply, e.g. Article 4 directions. Many conservation areas now have character appraisals to explain what it is that should be preserved and what can be enhanced.

Point of contact

Historic Environment Scotland - ( GIS Officer )
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom

Distributor

Historic Environment Scotland - ( GIS Officer )
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom
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General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
  • Protected areahistoric centre
GEMET -INSPIRE themes
  • Protected sites
IPSV-Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary
  • Conservation areasUrban conservation
Use limitation

This data is indicative only and reference should always be made to the relevant local authority. It should be noted that amendments to the schedule are made by local authorities and that the information may change or not be current until the local authority has notified us of any changes. This data is licensed under the UK Open Government Licence http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/ .

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Other constraints
If this data is reproduced it must be attributed with the following: Contains Historic Environment Scotland and Ordnance Survey data © Historic Environment Scotland - Scottish Charity No. SC045925 © Crown copyright and database right [year]
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Denominator
2500
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Topic category
  • Boundaries
  • Environment
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1968
Supplemental Information
Historic Scotland is an Executive Agency within the Scottish Government, responsible to Scottish Ministers for safeguarding the nation's built heritage and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.
Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700