Conservation areas

Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historical interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.

We adopt a conservation area to:

  • protect the distinctive layout and character
  • give greater consideration to the nature and design of development proposals in the interests of respecting and complementing the existing architecture of the area
  • provide additional protection through reduction in permitted development rights (for example demolition, works to trees, extensions, windows, satellite dishes and cladding)

There are currently 14 conservation areas in Plymouth, each of which is valued for its special unique character. We protect and enhance these areas, reviewing them regularly and publishing proposals for their preservation and enhancement.

The conservation areas below have either been adopted or are currently under review:

Adelaide Street/Clarence Place

Adopted 1999, reviewed 2007

Download Adelaide Street conservation area map [PDF, 183KB]

Download Adelaide Street conservation area appraisal and management plan [PDF, 5.4MB]  

Barbican

Adopted 1967, extended 1977, reviewed and adjusted 2007

Download Barbican conservation area map [PDF, 395KB]

Download Barbican conservation area appraisal and management plan [PDF, 7.7MB]

Devonport

Adopted 1999, reviewed and extended in 2007

Download Devonport conservation area map [PDF, 380KB]

Download Devonport conservation area appraisal and management plan [PDF, 7.7MB]

Ebrington Street

Adopted 2008

Download Ebrington Street conservation area map [PDF, 856KB]

Download Ebrington Street conservation area appraisal and management plan [PDF, 9MB]

Mannamead

Adopted 1977

Download Mannamead conservation area map [PDF, 492KB]

Millfields

Adopted 1977, reviewed 2007

Download Millfields conservation area map [PDF, 232KB]

Download Millfields conservation area appraisal and management plan [PDF, 4.5MB]

North Stonehouse

Wyndham Square adopted 1977, extended 1995 and North Road West adopted 1999, merged and extended in 2007

Download North Stonehouse conservation area map [PDF, 340KB]

Download North Stonehouse conservation area appraisal and management plan [PDF, 7.3MB]

Plympton St Maurice

Adopted 1968, extended 1977 and 2008

Download Plympton St Maurice conservation area map [PDF, 378KB]

Download Plympton St Maurice conservation area appraisal and management plan [PDF, 6.3MB]

Stoke

Adopted 1985

Download Stoke conservation area map [PDF, 725KB]

Stonehouse Peninsula

Durnford Street adopted 1969, extended 1977 and Emma Place adopted 1999, merged and extended in 2006

Download Stonehouse Peninsula conservation area map [PDF, 366KB]

Download Stonehouse Peninsula conservation area appraisal and management plan [PDF, 7.2MB]

Tamerton Foliot

Adopted 1977

Download Tamerton Foliot conservation area map [PDF, 1.2MB]

The Hoe

Adopted 1977, reviewed and boundary adjusted in 2009

Download The Hoe conservation area map [PDF, 509KB]

Download Hoe conservation area appraisal and management plan [PDF, 8.7MB]

Turnchapel

Adopted 1977

Download Turnchapel conservation area map [PDF, 592KB]

Union Street

Adopted 2002, reviewed 2007

Download Union Street conservation area map [PDF, 633KB]

Download Union Street conservation area appraisal and management plan [PDF, 524KB]