areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or
appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. They are designated
by the Borough Council, or by the County Council.
The aim of such areas is to conserve ‘local
distinctiveness’. Conservation area
designation may afford protection against future unsuitable developments. Logically, future
building and enhancements should add to, rather than detract from, local
distinctiveness and support the historical development of the area.
Congresbury Conservation Area has existed
Congresbury Conservation Area Group was
formed in 1992 at
the request of the Parish Council, to assist them in reviewing planning applications within
the Conservation Area and to maintain and enhance the Conservation Area.
Section 4.1 of Congresbury Parish Council's Planning Policy Statements reads;
'The character, appearance and setting of the Conservation area should
be preserved and enhanced. Advice should be sought from Congresbury Conservation Group and where
appropriate other agencies e.g. English Heritage, the North Somerset Council
Conservation Officer, County Archaeologist, Tree Preservation Officer etc'
The map of Congresbury Conservation Area and list of listed buildings can be found from the page tabs.