Conservation Areas in Bournemouth

Areas of special architectural and historical importance

Conservation areas are designated because we think that their particular character is valuable and should be preserved. Where development is proposed in a conservation area – whether it is alterations to an existing building or development of new buildings – it should be in keeping with the special character of that area. There are specific policies in the Local Plan relating to development in conservation areas.

If your property is in a conservation area, the kind of minor work that you can carry out without planning permission is also more limited than elsewhere. Further advice on permitted development in conservation areas is available on the planning portal website or you can use our enquiry service. Conservation areas are shown hatched in blue on the maps below.

How we assess Conservation Areas

Character studies help us to understand the historic nature and importance of the area. They are helpful if an appraisal hasn’t been carried out, but they don’t fully reflect best practice guidance and latest policy, which may have changed since the study was completed.

Conservation area appraisals are more in depth than character studies and identify the key features that make the area significant. When preparing conservation area appraisals, we will also produce management plans. These set out the way in which development pressure and neglect will be managed to ensure conservation areas retain the qualities that led to their designation.

We are working towards producing appraisals and management plans for all of Bournemouth’s conservation areas.

Bournemouth currently has twenty conservation areas, which are listed below with links to the available guidance documents.

  

Name of conservation area (year of designation)

Available Documents

Boscombe Manor (1993)

Map & Summary

Boscombe Spa (1994)

Map & Summary

Churchill Gardens (1993)

Map

Conservation Area Appraisal

Management Plan

Dean Park (1993)

Map & Summary

East Cliff (1987)

Map & Summary

Holdenhurst Village (1974)

Map

Conservation Area Appraisal

Knole Road (1993)

Map

Character Study

Meyrick Park & Talbot Woods (1988)

Map

Conservation Area Appraisal

Muscliff Lane (1992)

Map

Character Study

Old Christchurch Road (1993)

Map & Summary

(Appraisal & Management Plan under way)

Portchester Road (1993)

Map

Conservation Area Appraisal

The Saints (1987)

Map

Character Study

Southbourne Grove (1993)

Map & Summary

Talbot Village (1975)

Map

Conservation Area Appraisal

Management Plan

Throop & Muccleshell Villages (1975)

Map & Summary

Undercliff Road (1990)

Map & Summary

West Cliff and Poole Hill (1989)

Map & Summary

West Overcliff Drive (1987)

Map & Summary

Westbourne (1993)

Map & Summary

Wick Village (1985)

Map & Summary

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