Conservation Areas are villages, neighbourhoods or parts of towns which have been identified as having a special character and quality, and should be safeguarded and enhanced. The Government requires all local planning authorities to designate Conservation Areas.
High standards of design will be sought in all conservation areas. The Council hopes that being in a conservation area will encourage people to maintain and restore their buildings in keeping with that area's character. In this way the quality of the towns and villages that make Calderdale unique can be retained.
A number of special controls and requirements apply in conservation areas in order to protect their character. This does not mean that there will be no new developments or alterations to existing buildings. It is recognised that places must be able to adapt to the demands of present day life; however, the Council has a duty to ensure that all changes either increase the attractiveness of these areas or do no harm to their special qualities.
If you are thinking about making alterations to a property, demolishing a building or felling a tree in a conservation area, to find out if any consents are required see Do I need planning permission?.
Conservation Area leaflets and appraisals are available for some areas.
|Area||Appraisal / extension date||Leaflet|
|Akroydon||Appraisal: 15 December 1976||Akroydon [PDF file 839KB]||
|Copley||Appraisal: 18 October 1983||Copley [PDF file 1052KB]||
|Elland||Appraisal: 25 February 1992|
Extension: 25 October 2010
|Elland [PDF file 2368KB]||
|Halifax Town Centre||Appraisal: 23 October 1974|
Extension: 21 January 1981
|Halifax Town Centre [PDF file 984KB]||
|Hebden Bridge||Appraisal: 27 July 1973|
First extension: 25 November 1986
Second extension: 25 February 1992
Third extension: 4 April 2011
|Hebden Bridge [PDF file 3296KB]||
|Heptonstall||Appraisal: 7 January 1971||Heptonstall [PDF file 831KB]||
|Huddersfield Road East, Halifax||Appraisal: 24 October 2005||Huddersfield Road East [PDF file 966KB]||
|Luddenden||Appraisal: 26 February 1973||Luddenden [PDF file 3538KB]||
|Lumbutts and Mankinholes||Appraisal: 3 December 1980|
Extension: 10 March 2008
|Lumbutts and Mankinholes [PDF file 531KB]||
|Mill Bank and Cottonstones||Appraisal: 23 June 1976||Mill Bank and Cottonstones [PDF file 822KB]||
|Mytholmroyd||Appraisal: 2 July 2001||Mytholmroyd [PDF file 617KB]||
|Northowram Village||Appraisal: 10 January 2011||Northowram Village [PDF file 8705KB]||
|People's Park||Appraisal: 23 September 1981||People's Park [PDF file 877KB]||
|Ripponden||Appraisal: 10 March 1972||Ripponden [PDF file 928KB]||
|Savile Park||Appraisal: 24 October 2005||Savile Park [PDF file 2643KB]||
|Skircoat Green||Appraisal: 24 October 2005||Skircoat Green [PDF file 1629KB]||
|Sowerby Bridge||Appraisal: 5 June 1984||Sowerby Bridge [PDF file 1012KB]||
|Stainland||Appraisal: 30 November 1982||Stainland [PDF file 801KB]||
|Todmorden||Appraisal: 1 March 1974|
First extension: 11 April 1985
Second extension: 10 March 2008
|Todmorden [PDF file 946KB]||
|Warley||Appraisal: 20 October 1976||Warley [PDF file 1058KB]||
To view Conservation Area boundaries please use our interactive maps service .