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Conservation Areas

The term Conservation area almost always applies to an area that the unitary authority, in our case Rotherham MBC, has determined has buildings or character of historical interest that is deemed worthy of protection. It is usual that applications for planning permission on a site within a Conservation Area are managed to ensure that the development complies with legislation and is sympathetic to the area.

The current Neighbourhood Plan document has benefitted from the co-operation of RMBC's Conservation Officer who has suggested over 40 buildings that are worthy of recognition as buildings of local importance from an historical or architectural viewpoint. These are not of such national importance to be included as Listed Buildings but generally were built before 1840 and make a valuable contribution to the character of Wickersley. Most are stone buildings within the Conservation Area but there are a number outside which will benefit from a policy designed to protect their integrity.

Last updated: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:19