Conservation Areas

We are consulting on our Draft Conservation Area Appraisals for Selby. 

Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest which should be preserved or enhanced.

Selby consists of four conservation areas: Selby Town, Armoury Road and Brook Street, Leeds Road and Millgate. 

These are the draft appraisals:

If you download the document using the 'save tab' before viewing you can view and use the interactive map within the document.

The documents identify the features which make a positive or negative contribution to the special character of each area, review the boundaries and provide recommendations for the future. 

The consultation will run for eight weeks from the 3 December to 28 January.

All comments must be received by 5pm on Thursday 28 January 2021.

How to submit comments?

To submit comments please use the comments form here.

Alternatively written responses can be returned by e-mail to localplan@selby.gov.uk; or by post to the Planning Policy Team, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby YO8 9FT.

If submitting a written response please include your name, address and your preferred contact details. 

What are Conservation Areas?

Conservation Areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest that have character or appearance which is desirable to preserve or enhance.

The documents identify the features which make a positive or negative contribution to the special character of each area, review the boundaries and provide recommendations for the future. 

It is not only the buildings that contribute to the historic character of the areas. Other factors that contribute include:

  • The form of the settlement.
  • Boundaries.
  • Spaces between buildings.
  • Street surfacing.
  • Green spaces, trees and other historic features all have a part to play.

Any new development should be designed with consideration for how it will preserve the historic character of the conservation area.

Conservation Areas in Selby

There are 23 Conservation Areas in the district covering parts of the following settlements, the Conservation Area Plan List includes details of when the area was designated and also when it was reviewed. Please see the individual conservation area maps:

Additional Planning Controls

Designation of a Conservation Area brings with it additional planning controls to preserve the special interest of the area. These can be quite complex, so you should contact us before carrying out any work - permission is usually necessary for the following:

  • Demolition of a building
  • Cladding a building
  • Alterations to the roof
  • Extensions above 50 cubic metres
  • Satellite dishes

For enquiries about planning applications in a Conservation Area, please email ppu@selby.gov.uk