Thursday , December , 14 2017

Conservation Areas

Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest. They are identified so we can protect them and make further improvements to their appearance.

When somewhere becomes a conservation area, the following rules apply: 

  • Demolition of most buildings in the area are controlled, whether they are listed or not
  • Trees in the area are protected
  • Control is strengthened, so that the area can be preserved well and further improvements to its appearance can be made.

More information on conservation areas can be found on the Planning Portal (external link)


Chatsworth Square and Portland Square Conservation Area Draft Appraisal and Management Plan

A draft appraisal and management plan for the Chatsworth Square and Portland Square Conservation Area has been prepared and is now available for consultation.

How to get involved

Consultation will take place for 6 weeks between Monday 8 May and Monday 19 June 2017, the document and response form are available to download below. Copies are also available at Carlisle Central Library and the Customer Contact Centre at the Civic Centre during normal opening hours.

Members of the public are also invited to a consultation event, which will take place on Monday 12 June between 18:30-20:00 at the New Waterton Hall, Warwick Square, CA1 1LB. At this event the draft document will be presented, and your input sought on its content. We will also welcome your views on the proposed Conservation Area boundary changes, conservation and development management issues in this area, and any ideas you might have for improvement. This is a free event and refreshments will be provided. Places are limited and must be booked in advance at or by calling 01228 817182



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