Conservation areas are defined as “areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve of enhance” (Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997)
Conservation Area Appraisals help the special qualities of the area be understood and how changing needs of that area can sensitively be managed. Appraisals play a positive role in facilitating change in a way that helps preserve and enhance the special quality of the area. Appraisals provide the opportunity to inform residents, businesses, developers, and investors about the special characteristics and needs of an area. This helps inform decisions and proposals for all levels of development.
Argyll and Bute Council has undertaken a full review of the Easdale and Ellenabeich Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans. We are looking for your views about the identified characteristics and sensitivities of the conservation areas and how development within the area can be managed. Survey responses will be taken into consideration before the final Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans are published.