Conservation areas

Conservation areas have special architectural or historic interest and we want to protect or enhance their appearance or character.

Additional planning controls apply in conservation areas. If you want to do work to a building in a conservation area and are unsure if you need consent, please contact us.

For more information, please read a guide to conservation areas in Scotland

Cromarty conservation area

Historic windows and doors

Planning Guidance for Listed Buildings and Unlisted Buildings in Conservation Areas. This guidance will be of relevance if you live in a Listed Building or Conservation Area and are considering altering or replacing your existing windows or doors.

Shopfront design guide

Planning guidance for shopfront design. This guidance has been produced to promote high quality design standards for shopfronts and is aimed at encouraging developers and applicants to consider design matters at the earliest stage of their proposals.