Planning

Ynys y Pandy Slate Mill

Beddgelert

Conservation Areas

A conservation area is defined as an area of “special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which is desirable to preserve or enhance” (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Planning Act 1990)

There are 14 conservation areas within Snowdonia National Park; these have been designated for their special architectural and historic interest.

The aim of designating conservation areas is to ensure that the character is not damaged, destroyed or undermined by inappropriate changes to the elements which shape the area.

Within conservation areas is it not just the buildings which contribute to the special character but also the materials used, history, architectural detailing, hard and soft landscaping including trees.