Local Council’s are encouraged to produce Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans for each of their conservation areas. A Character Appraisal defines what contributes to the special significance which makes up the character and sense of place.
Character/Conservation Appraisal Value
These reports help improve the understanding of an area’s history and historic context, define what it is about the character or appearance that makes it special and what should be preserved or enhanced.
They also make a clear assessment of positive and negative features and identify opportunities for improvement. The normal lifespan for an appraisal is 10 years.
Conservation Appraisal Report
Theatre and Heritage can provide an Appraisal that is objective and that define the area’s special architectural or historic interest. These elements will be largely physical, both man-made and natural, but will also include more ephemeral considerations, such as spaces, views, uses and cultural trends.
The appraisal will seek to describe and map these elements to inform anyone involved in the planning process. It will also consider those elements and issues which currently are neutral or detrimental to the special character of the conservation area.