Conservation Area Management Plans

Explains what a conservation area management plan is, why is it needed and how it is monitored.

What is a Conservation Area Management Plan?

Conservation areas are intended to preserve or enhance the special interest of a place.  A conservation area is designated because of its special architectural or historic characteristics (which is set out in a document called a character appraisal).  A conservation area management plan outlines the way in which the council will seek to preserve or enhance the conservation area and how it will monitor this.

Does every conservation area have a management plan?

No.  In fact, around 75% of conservation areas around the country do not have a management plan.  In some cases, often when a conservation area has declined, a management plan is developed as part of efforts to enhance it.

Which conservation areas in the East Riding have conservation management plans?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has developed a management plan for Bridlington Quay Conservation Area.  The conservation area is currently categorised as ‘at risk’ by Historic England and the management plan is one tool the council can use to help preserve or enhance it.  We will consider developing management plans for other conservation areas in the future on the basis of need.

How will you review the success of the Management Plan?

The council will collect information about the conservation area (such as the number of planning applications) through an annual survey.  This will allow us to measure the condition of the conservation area at that time.  Over time, this will allow us to tell whether the condition is improving.

Where can I view the conservation area management plans?

Currently, there is only one conservation area management plan, which is available to download below:

Bridlington Quay CA Management and Maintenance Plan (pdf 1.8mb opens in new window)

Alternatively, you can view a copy at Bridlington Central Library (King Street).