North Norfolk District Council is obliged to designate as Conservation Areas any parts of the District that are of special architectural or historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve and enhance.

North Norfolk has 81 designated Conservation Areas of varied size and scale. The purpose of Conservation Area appraisals is to define what makes up the special character and sense of place in these areas through, amongst other things, assessing the special interest and undertaking an assessment of the area’s condition. Negative features that detract from the special qualities of the area are identified and management recommendations for protection and enhancement of the area are proposed.

North Norfolk District Council has a duty to review past designations from time to time to determine if any further parts of their area should be Conservation Areas. The District Council is currently establishing the priority areas to include within the next round of Conservation Area Appraisal reviews and will set out a timetable for review and appraisal shortly.

Last updated: 20th January 2017