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Conservation 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 since 1990.

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.