A conservation area is an area of special historical or architectural interest that Southampton City Council intends to preserve or enhance. There are 20 conservation areas in Southampton, designated under the powers of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. Within a conservation area, the council has extra controls over a number of factors including proposals to demolish and construct buildings, and the protection of trees. These controls also effect areas adjacent to conservation areas.
Here is a list of conservation areas in Southampton, giving streets, plots and other information. Here is a basic index of the streets in conservation areas.
An interactive map showing the conservation areas can be viewed on Southampton City Council's Southampton Online Maps web site.
To find out about Southampton City Council's policy on conservation areas and development, as outlined in the Local Plan, follow the internal link at the foot of this page.
Please note that buildings and trees in conservation areas are dealt with by different council departments. For information about buildings, follow the link to the left. For further information about trees, follow the link below.