Conservation areas

How are conservation areas chosen?

Conservation areas in Lichfield District vary greatly in character and type, ranging from the cathedral town centre to rural villages and canals.

They are designated usually because of the architectural and historic interest of their buildings, but their value depends on much more than these alone. The historic layout of property boundaries and thoroughfares, the mix of uses, the use of materials, vistas along streets, the spaces between buildings, the presence of trees and soft landscape are all important factors that contribute to the special interest of an area.