Conservation Areas in Milton Keynes
What Are Conservation Areas?
Conservation areas are designated areas that possess “a special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”.
Milton Keynes has 27 conservation areas, including building, open spaces, cemeteries, historic street patterns and local centres.
What Does It Mean?
Residents and businesses in a conservation area must play their part in preserving and enhancing the unique character that led to the designation. The council will encourage high-quality design for all development in a conservation area, to ensure that it makes a positive contribution to the character.
How Are They Reviewed?
Milton Keynes Council has a legal obligation to periodically consider areas that have special architectural and historic interest, meaning they should be preserved or enhanced as conservation areas.
Conservation Area Appraisals
We follow advice from the Government and English Heritage in conducting conservation area appraisals and consulting the public. These appraisals include an analysis and account of the area, including an explanation of why the areas has been designated and our approach to preservation and enhancement.
Conservation area appraisals are intended to guide people who want to develop and change the area, as well as the council in assessing proposals.
Conservation Area Appraisals in Milton Keynes
Last Updated: 19 September 2018