The map above shows Conservation Areas in Huntingdonshire. You can zoom and pan around the map as usual and clicking on a particular area will display its details. Ticking the boxes above will toggle the relevant layers on and off.
A Conservation area is “an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”.
Conservation Areas are normally centred on listed buildings, groups of buildings, open spaces or a historic street pattern. By assigning an area as a Conservation Area it seeks to preserve or enhance the character of the area, and not just individual buildings in it.
Conservation Areas were introduced in 1967 when it was found that listed building legislation was failing to protect the overall character of cities, towns and villages.