Definition of conservation area in English:

conservation area


  • An area of notable environmental or historical interest or importance which is protected by law against undesirable changes.

    • ‘The famous village within a city is a conservation area and its imposing stone buildings are listed.’
    • ‘The site is in the village conservation area and campaigners said the proposal would neither preserve or enhance it.’
    • ‘The site, in a conservation area and set in nine acres of land, is expected to prove attractive to property developers.’
    • ‘They also include a registered park, an area of archaeological importance and a conservation area.’
    • ‘It said the trees are on council-owned land and not in a conservation area.’
    • ‘A householder alleged to have chopped down more than 20 mature trees in a conservation area of Bradford is to be prosecuted.’
    • ‘Under planning law it is an offence to axe trees in a conservation area without approval.’
    • ‘She has seen groups of young people in the cemetery, damaging gravestones and pulling up plants in the conservation area.’
    • ‘The special interest of the conservation area is twofold.’
    • ‘A Sheffield suburb could soon be declared a conservation area to protect hundreds of Victoria villas.’
    • ‘Residents hope that an extension of the conservation area would protect the area from inappropriate development.’
    • ‘Unpopular plans to build ten family homes on unofficial allotments beside a village conservation area have been blocked.’
    • ‘However, it's in the middle of a conservation area, and that fairly much rules it out.’
    • ‘He said many residents had other ideas about how the site could be used, including a bowling green, a wildlife conservation area or a park.’
    • ‘If a property is within a conservation area then any development needs to be carefully assessed by planning authorities.’
    • ‘But changes must blend into the conservation area to preserve and enhance characteristics worthy of retention.’
    • ‘The whole part of the centre of the town is in the conservation area.’
    • ‘Finally, it must be remembered that this is a site in a conservation area in a national park.’
    • ‘With visitor safety of utmost importance, tree surgeons were called in to make safe the conservation area's older trees.’
    • ‘This is a conservation area, let us conserve and strengthen it.’
    national park, animal sanctuary, preserve, reservation
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conservation area