Conservation Areas in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Council has a legal obligation to periodically consider which parts of the area have special architectural or historic interest, and should be preserved or enhanced by designating them as conservation areas.

Conservation area status is not just restricted to buildings. Open spaces, cemeteries, a historic street pattern or local centre can have just as much architectural or historic importance. Milton Keynes has 27 conservation areas.

Conservation areas are designated because they possess a special character. A Conservation Area is described in law as "an area of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance".

The residents and businesses in a conservation area all have an important part to play in preserving and enhancing the special character that led to designation. The city council encourages high quality design for all development in a conservation area Carefully designed new buildings and extensions, sensitive proposals for new signage and shop fronts and the sympathetic reuse of existing buildings can make a positive contribution to character. Conversely, insensitive development can irreparably damage the special character that the designation seeks to protect.

Conservation Area Appraisals

The Council is following advice from the Government and English Heritage in undertaking a programme of conservation area character assessments for each Conservation Area and consulting the public on the documents.

Conservation area appraisals provide an analysis and account of the area and explain why an area is considered to be of special architectural or historic interest to give a clear indication of the council's approach to its preservation and enhancement.

Conservation area appraisals are intended to guide people who are concerned with development and change in the area and will be used by the council in assessing the design of development proposals.

Conservation area appraisals in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes has embarked on a rolling programme of producing appraisals for the borough's 27 conservation areas.


Click on the place-name for a PDF map

Location   Designated   Area   Documents
Bletchley (PDF, 368KB)   26.2.1992   24.174 ha    
Bradwell (PDF, 289KB)   8.2.1978   6.143 ha    
Broughton (PDF, 89KB)   8.2.1978   4.104 ha   Review (PDF, 2.2MB)
Calverton (PDF, 147KB)   8.3.1971   22.142 ha   Review
Castlethorpe (PDF, 162KB)   6.3.1972   14.288 ha    
Clifton Reynes (PDF, 123KB)   31.10.1979   4.268 ha    
Emberton (PDF, 140KB)   8.3.1971   10.585 ha    
Great Linford (PDF, 1.1MB)   8.3.1978   23.155 ha    
Hanslope (PDF, 179KB)   31.10.1979   8.448 ha    
Lavendon (PDF, 121KB)   31.10.1979   7.959 ha    
Little Brickhill (PDF, 171KB)   22.3.2007   29.637 ha   Appraisal (PDF, 4.2MB)
Loughton (JPG, 374KB)   10.03.2015       Review (PDF, 3.9MB)
Milton Keynes (Middleton) (PDF, 209KB)   8.2.1978   11.404 ha    
Newport Pagnell (PDF, 2.2MB)   10.3.1969   30.969 ha   Review (PDF, 5.6MB)
Newton Blossomville (PDF, 127KB)   14.9.1970   9.458 ha    
North Crawley (PDF, 123KB)   14.9.1970   26.671 ha    
Olney (PDF, 679KB)   10.3.1969   26.671 ha    
Ravenstone (PDF, 376KB)   14.9.1970   18.046 ha    
Shenley Church End (PDF, 99KB)   8.2.1978   3.527 ha    
Sherington (PDF, 162KB)   8.1.1973   16.147 ha    
Stoke Goldington (PDF, 136KB)   15.3.1974   8.126 ha    
Stony Stratford (PDF, 1MB)   6.8.1975   25.015 ha    
Weston Underwood (PDF, 137KB)   10.3.1969   13.761 ha    
Willen (PDF, 128KB)   8.2.1978   5.018 ha    
Woburn Sands (PDF, 197KB)   17.6.2003   13.168 ha   Review (PDF, 7.3MB)
Wolverton (PDF, 492KB)   4.9.2001   75.969 ha   Review (PDF, 7.7MB)
Woughton-On-The-Green (PDF, 124KB)   8.2.1978   17.526 ha    

Last Updated: 20 June 2018