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Conservation Areas in Stroud District

In this section

  1. Conservation Areas in Stroud District
  2. Article 4 Directions in Conservation Areas
  3. Conservation area no.1 - Wotton Under Edge (*adopted CAS)
  4. Conservation area no.2 - Amberley
  5. Conservation area no.3 - Box
  6. Conservation area no.4 - Minchinhampton
  7. Conservation area no.5 - Berkeley
  8. Conservation area no.6 - Bisley (*adopted CAS)
  9. Conservation area no.7 - Frampton on Severn (*adopted CAS)
  10. Conservation area no.8 - Kingswood (*adopted CAS)
  11. Conservation area no.9 - Alderley
  12. Conservation area no.10 - South Woodchester
  13. Conservation area no.11 - Miserden
  14. Conservation area no.12 - Pitchcombe
  15. Conservation area no.13 - Painswick
  16. Conservation area no.14 - Nympsfield
  17. Conservation area no.15 - Stinchcombe
  18. Conservation area no.16 - Stroud Top of the Town (*adopted CAS)
  19. Conservation area no.17 - Stroud Town Centre (*adopted CAS)
  20. Conservation area no.19 - Chalford Hill
  21. Conservation area no.20 - Chalford Vale
  22. Conservation area no.21 - Dunkirk Mills and Watledge (*adopted CAS)
  23. Conservation area no.22 - Ebley Mills (*adopted CAS)
  24. Conservation area no.23 - France Lynch
  25. Conservation area no.24 - Lodgemore and Fromehall Mills (*adopted CAS)
  26. Conservation area no.25 - Longfords Mills (*adopted CAS)
  27. Conservation area no.26 - Stanley Mills (*adopted CAS)
  28. Conservation area no.27 - St Mary's and Belvedere Mills (*adopted CAS)
  29. Conservation area no.28 - Stroud Station (*adopted CAS)
  30. Conservation area no.29 - Stroud Industrial Heritage (*adopted CAS)
  31. Conservation area no.30 - Uley
  32. Conservation area no.31 - Nailsworth
  33. Conservation area no.32 - Dursley
  34. Conservation area no.33 - Woodmancote
  35. Conservation area no.34 - Stratford Park (*adopted CAS)
  36. Conservation area no.35 - Gyde House
  37. Conservation area no.36 - Randwick
  38. Conservation area no.37 - Sharpness Old Dock
  39. Conservation area no.38 - Eastcombe
  40. Conservation area no.39 - Saul
  41. Conservation area no.40 - Bussage and Brownshill
  42. Conservation area no.41 - Sheepscombe
  43. Conservation area no.42 - Arlingham

Conservation areas are designated by the District Council when an area is recognised as having special architectural or historic significance, with a character or appearance that is worthy of protection. 

There are currently 41 conservation areas within Stroud District, covering a really diverse range of places - from densely populated town centres, such as Stroud, Dursley and Berkeley, to the wide open spaces of Sharpness Old Dock and Stratford Park; from quintessential chocolate-box villages like Bisley and Box, to impressive industrial heritage at places like Stanley Mills and Stroud Station. 

Our earliest conservation area designations took place in the 1970s, and our most recently-designated conservation areas are Sheepscombe and Arlingham, designated in 1993. Since their original designation, some conservation areas have been subject to review and some have undergone boundary changes

View current conservation area boundaries on the Local Plan maps

Within conservation areas there are greater restrictions over works that require planning permission. Applications for planning permission for new development in conservation areas are more rigorously assessed, to consider whether proposals are likely to preserve or enhance the special character, appearance and significance of the conservation area.

The Council has adopted Conservation Area Statements (CAS) for some of the conservation areas that have been subject to review and character appraisal. These documents act as supplementary planning information, to help inform the interpretation and application of Development Plan policies (including Local Plan policy ES10). Some adopted CAS include design guidance and management proposals that are specific to individual conservation areas.

If you live in a conservation area and are thinking about carrying out alterations to your property, demolishing a building or carrying out work to trees, it is recommended that you first seek advice from the council, as planning permission may be required.

  Apply for pre-application advice and enquiries

 For further information regarding traditional casement windows see our conservation guidance sheet.

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