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The Home page of this web site refers to the Basingstoke Heritage Society’s particular interest in the six Conservation Areas within the Unparished Area of Basingstoke.
There are now more than 40 Conservation Areas in the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane, which are listed on the Conservation Area Appraisals page of the Basingstoke & Deane website.
This is the largest number for any single district in Hampshire, demonstrating just
how rich the historic environment of the borough is.
The earliest of these conservation areas were designated by Hampshire County Council in the early 1970s, and the most recent by the borough council in 2004 and 2006. These areas vary greatly in character, size and history, from densely built-
A Conservation Area is a statutory designation of an area which is considered to
be, 'an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance
of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance'. Areas are designated under the
provisions of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 whilst
this and a range of secondary planning legislation governs how those areas are protected
through the planning process (see below regarding making changes and the need for
The council has a duty to pay special attention when determining development proposals to the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of a Conservation Area. This applies not only to developments within a Conservation Area, but also to nearby developments which could affect its setting.
Further information including full Area Appraisal documents and a detailed map of each Conservation Area can be found by using the following link to the Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council web site.
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