A Conservation Area (CA) is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. CAs are very much part of the familiar and cherished local scene. It is a area as a whole rather than the specific buildings that is of special interest. Full descriptions and downloadable PDF’s of the CAs in Chesterfield Borough are held on the council website and can be found on this link :
Who and why designate CAs?
Councils have a legal duty to designate as CAs any areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. CA designation is a means of recognizing the importance of the quality of the area as a whole, as well as protecting individual buildings. CAs are not established to stop future development. They are designated to preserve and enhance their character and appearance, and to control and manage change.