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Conservation Area Character Appraisals

Conservation Area Character Appraisals help residents and the council to understand the history of an area and why it is special. They help shape future developments and planning policies, as well as giving residents an idea of what enhancements could be made. With respect to conservation areas within the South Downs National Park, the National Park Authority has taken over responsibility for preparing conservation area character appraisals. Copies of the appraisal documents are available to be viewed and downloaded.

Planning policies and permitted development rights are subject to change and it is always advisable to check with the Development Management Team before undertaking any works to your property.

Conservation Area Appraisals currently under review

Several conservation area appraisals are currently under review including;

  • Fishbourne
  • Selsey
  • Old Selsey

The Westbourne Conservation Area Appraisal has recently been approved and is available below. 


Contact us

For further information and advice email Alternatively, you can phone us on 01243 785166.