Conservation, archaeology and planning

Conservation areas

Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, whose character or appearance is considered to be desirable to preserve or enhance.

Development is subject to stricter regulations than in other areas to give a broader protection. This special interest may be regional or local and each CA has its own character which does not relate solely to buildings, but includes:

  • The historic layout of roads, paths and boundaries
  • Characteristic building and paving materials
  • Particular ‘mixes’ of building uses
  • Public and private spaces, such as gardens, parks and greens
  • Trees and street furniture such as lamp posts and railings, which contribute to character

All these and other features make up the local scene. Conservation Areas give a broader spread of protection than listing individual buildings: all the features, listed or otherwise, within the area, are recognised as part of its character.

Where are Lincoln’s conservation areas?

Lincoln’s conservation areas are concentrated on the central historic core of the city, but also extend outwards in all directions, along the High Street from St Catherines in the south to Newport in the north; to the east and west of the centre, Brayford, West Parade, parts of Monks Road, Nettleham Road, and Carline Road are also in CAs. The Swanpool Garden Suburb on Skellingthorpe Road, South Park and parts of Canwick Road, Wragby Road and Cross O’Cliff Hill.

You can find maps of Lincoln's conservation areas here