Shropshire Council

Proposed Tilley Conservation Area

  • Period: 09 January 2019 - 08 February 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Historic environment
  • Type: Public


Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

Proposed Tilley Conservation Area

Following a recent consultation exercise undertaken by the Tilley Timber Project we’ve now received a proposal from members of the project to designate a conservation area for Tilley. We're now undertaking formal consultation for this designation.

Conservation areas are defined by section 69 of the Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act 1990 (as amended) as:

''...areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance."

This is a strictly applied definition and should not be confused with areas of outstanding natural beauty or other designated areas.

Conservation areas are designated by the council, usually after public consultation, although this is not a legal requirement.

Conservation areas vary, ranging from historic town centres to industrial and rural villages. They can be designated because of their composition of historic buildings, historic and architectural significance, layout or private spaces, such as gardens, parks and greens, trees or street furniture. Conservation area designation is a broader protection than listing individual buildings, and all features within the area, listed or otherwise, are recognised as part of its character, and informs the appropriate management of development through planning.

The designation of a conservation area introduces the legislative requirement for the local planning authority to pay special attention to the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of that area where considering planning applications. In addition to this, permitted development rights for individual properties are more restricted. 

We also have extra controls over the following:

  • Works to trees
  • Demolition
  • Advertisement and signage
  • Shop fronts

More information on conservation areas can be found on the Historic England and the Shropshire Council websites.

Please find attached the map which identifies the area to be covered by the conservation area. This is a draft map and as such can be adapted in response to suggestions.

The consultation period for the proposed designation will end on 8 February 2019.


If you would like to comment on the proposed designation, the draft map or have any other queries please email or write to us at Historic Environment Team, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND. You can also contact us by phone on 01743 258725 or 01743 254605.

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