Conservation areas

Managing conservation areas

Once a conservation area is identified, it needs to be carefully managed to ensure that the special interest of the area is not eroded.

Conservation Area Appraisals

Conservation Area Character Appraisals and Management Plans provide a clear assessment and definition of the special interests of an area, and the action needed to preserve it.

They also provide useful information on the essential characteristics of an area for anyone who may be intending to apply for planning permission.

Below is a list of all the Conservation Areas in Pendle. Click on the name of the Conservation Area to view a copy of the Character Appraisal document. 

Name Date Designated Character Appraisal?
Albert Road, Colne 1984 Yes
Barnoldswick 1997 Contact the Conservation Officer for details
Barrowford 1987 Yes
Brierfield Mills, Brierfield 2006 Yes
Calf Hall and Gillians, Barnoldswick 2005 Yes
Carr Hall and Wheatley Lane, Barrowford 1984 Yes
Carr Hall Road, Barrowford 1984 Yes
Cornmill and Valley Gardens, Barnoldswick 2003 Yes
Earby 2004 Yes
Edge End, Nelson 2002 Yes
Greenfield, Colne 1992 Contact the Conservation Officer for details
Higham 1981 Yes
Higherford 1981 Yes
Lidgett and Bents, Colne 1999 Yes
Lomeshaye, Nelson 1994 Yes
Newchurch and Spenbrook 2000 Not currently available
Primet Bridge, Colne 1999 Yes
Sabden Fold 2000 Yes
Scholefield and Coldweather, Nelson 1999 Yes
Southfield, Nelson 2003 Contact the Conservation Officer for details
St Mary's, Nelson 2000 Superseded by the Whitefield Conservation Area - see below.
Trawden Forest 2006 Yes
Whitefield, Nelson 2004 Yes
Whitehough, Barley 1989 Not currently available
Winewall and Cotton Tree, Trawden 2002 Superseded by the Trawden Forest Conservation Area - see above. 
Wycoller, Trawden 1972 Superseded by the Trawden Forest Conservation Area - see above.

Conservation Area Grant Schemes

We've run many Conservation Area grant schemes in partnership with English Heritage and other funding organisations.

These grant schemes have aimed to encourage conservation-led regeneration in conservation areas by investing in the careful repair and restoration of historic buildings and features, and bringing vacant and problem buildings back into use.

Colne town centre, Barrowford and Higherford, Primet Bridge, Barnoldswick and Whitefield have all benefitted from conservation area grant schemes.

Barnoldswick Stream and Steam Heritage Trail

This project was created as part of a Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme carried out in Barnoldswick's conservation areas, in partnership with English Heritage. The scheme funded physical improvements such as repairs to historic buildings and tree planting, focussing on those buildings and areas important to the industrial heritage of the town.

A Heritage Trail was subsequently created along the route of these grant-aided improvements; this is now proving to be a popular attraction for the town and is allowing the rich heritage of Barnoldswick to be more widely known and appreciated.

Find out more about the Stream and Steam project.

Whitefield Townscape Heritage Initiative and Conservation Area Partnership Scheme

The Council is currently operating two conservation grant schemes in the Whitefield Conservation Area, Nelson.

Find out more about the Whitefield projects