Conservation Areas are designated in areas considered to be of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.
The Isle of Wight has 36 Conservation Areas which are listed below along with the dates of designation. The first areas were designated in 1969, with the most recent being 2012. More information on the Conservation Areas, such as Boundary Maps and Character Appraisals, can be found by using the links for each area below. Alternatively, please use the Online map to search for Conservation Areas.
To help preserve character and appearance, some Conservation Areas have an Article 4 Direction which means that certain properties have to apply for planning permission for particular types of work. To find out more information about Article 4 Directions please click here (PDF, 19KB, 2 pages).
To find out more information about conservation areas, such as why or how they are designated, please click here (PDF, 25KB, 2 pages). Alternatively, further information can be found on the Historic England website or by viewing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Please note that the FAQs refer to conservation areas and listed buildings so you may need to scroll down to find the relevant question.