Conservation areas

Conservation areas

Conservation areas are defined in law as “an area of special architectural or historic interest the character of which it is desirable to preserve and enhance”.

It means if you own or live in a property in a conservation area there will be tighter restrictions making it more likely you will need to apply for planning permission. You will generally need to apply for planning permission for work including:

  • Demolition
  • New development
  • Change of use
  • Advertisements.

If development proposals involve demolition, as part of your planning application you will need to provide a Heritage Statement. This is a statutory requirement and is designed to ensure the application provides a proper assessment of the building/structures significance, its contribution to the conservation area and justify the intended work.

A conservation srea also requires notification to be given for works to trees.

If you want to find out if you’re in one of the 43 designated conservation areas in East Hampshire then you can check the online mapping system. For the latest information, please speak with our Heritage Team on 01730 234027

Guidance documents

Most Conservation Areas have published guidance documents. These are gradually being updated to reflect latest best practice to form Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans.

The Conservation Areas shaded light green fall within the South Downs National Park and any future revisions will be made by the SDNPA.

Conservation area guidance documents

Conservation area First designated (revised) Guidance documents Planning authority
Alton (town centre)
1970 (1982)
EHDC
Alton (Anstey)
1995
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1 mb)
EHDC
Alton (The Butts)
1976
Guidance leaflet (pdf 820 kb)
EHDC
Bentley
1978 (2014)
EHDC
Bentworth
1981
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1.1 mb)
EHDC
Binsted 1982 Guidance leaflet (pdf 1015 kb) SDNPA
Blackmoor 1991
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1.6 mb)
SDNPA 
Blendworth 2004 Character appraisal (pdf 2.2 mb) SDNPA
Buriton 1968 (1976) Guidance leaflet (pdf 1.4 mb) SDNPA
Catherington 2003
Character appraisal (pdf 2.2 mb)
EHDC
Chalton 1977 Guidance leaflet (pdf 908 kb) SDNPA
Chawton
1977
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1.5 mb)
SDNPA
East Meon
1968 (1976)
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1.3 mb)
SDNPA
East Tisted
1976
Guidance leaflet (pdf 852 kb)
SDNPA
Farringdon (Upper)(2 areas) 1976 Guidance leaflet (pdf 1.1 mb) SDNPA
Froxfield Green
1982
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1 mb)
SDNPA
Froyle (Lower)
1995
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1.2 mb)
EHDC
Froyle (Upper)
1977
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1 mb)
EHDC
Grayshott
1991 (2011)
Character appraisal (pdf 3.5 mb)
EHDC
 Greatham
 1994
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1 mb)
SDNPA
Hawkley (Lower Green)
1994
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1.1 mb)
SDNPA
Hawkley (Upper Green)
1982
Guidance leaflet  (pdf 1.1 mb)
SDNPA
Headley
1997
Guidance leaflet (pdf 946 kb)
EHDC
Headley (Arford)
1977
Guidance leaflet (pdf 872 kb)
EHDC
Headley Mill
1977
Guidance leaflet (pdf 814 kb)
EHDC
Holybourne
1977
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1.4 mb)
EHDC
Horndean
1977 (2007)
Character appraisal (pdf 1.7 mb)
EHDC
Isington
2002
Map (pdf 238 kb)
EHDC
Lasham
1977
Guidance leaflet (pdf 747 kb)
EHDC
Liphook
1977 (1992)
Guidance leaflet (pdf 2 mb)
EHDC
Liss
1990
Guidance leaflet (pdf 934 kb)
SDNPA
Petersfield
1976 (1982, 1991, 2013)
Old guidance leaflet (pdf 2.16 mb)
Revised boundary (pdf 3.7 mb)
SDNPA
Privett
2000 (2008)
Character appraisal (pdf 2.6 mb)
SDNPA
River Wey
1983
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1.2 mb)
EHDC
Ropley (2 areas)
1976
Guidance leaflet (pdf 1.1 mb)
EHDC
Rowlands Castle
1977
Guidance leaflet (pdf 874 kb)
EHDC
Selborne
1970 (1976, 1993)
Guidance leaflet (pdf 2.2 mb)
SDNPA
Sheet
1976
 Guidance leaflet (pdf 850 kb)
SDNPA
Sir George Staunton Pk
1994, 2009
Guidance leaflet (pdf 913 kb)
EHDC/HBC
West Liss
1977
 Guidance leaflet (pdf 786 kb)
SDNPA
Wield (Lower)
1989
 Guidance leaflet (pdf 654 kb)
EHDC
Wield (Upper)
1989
Guidance leaflet (pdf 764 kb)
EHDC