Conservation area appraisals give a summary of the history and development of each area and try to say what it is that makes them special
Conservation area appraisals list features like historic buildings, buildings that are locally significant, and important green and open spaces. The documents also point out if anything could be improved.
We use external consultants to prepare our draft conservation area appraisals. We then put them out to consultation, consider any comments made, make amendments, and then publish the final documents.
Once we've finalised the appraisals, we use them to help make decisions about planning applications in, or next to, conservation areas.
We're looking at Folkestone in phases because of its size and diversity.
The consultation period has finished for the following draft appraisals and we're in the process of looking at comments. You can view the draft documents below.
We adopted the following conservation area appraisals on the dates shown. You can view the appraisals and any amendments to the boundaries of the conservation areas below.
The Dungeness Conservation Area Appraisal was adopted on 11 August 2008 and is now a material consideration in the determination of planning applications in or immediately adjacent to the conservation area.