Conservation Areas

Selby District Council Consultation on Conservation Area Appraisals 

Selby District Council Planning Policy Team is launching a public consultation on its Draft Conservation Area Appraisals for the parishes of:

If you download the draft Conservation Area Appraisal documents use the 'Download' function in the top right of the pop-up once you click on the link to view the required document. Once downloaded to your desktop, right click on the downloaded file and select a pdf viewer such as "adobe acrobat reader" or "PDF reader" so you can view and use the interactive map within the document.

The appraisals have been produced by Alan Baxter Associates in conjunction with Selby District Council.

The draft appraisals identify the features which make a positive or negative contribution to the special character of the conservation area. The document also reviews the boundary and provides recommendations for future enhancement. A link to the document can be found below.

The consultation will run for 6 weeks from Friday 18th June to Friday 30th July.

All comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 30th July 2021.

You can submit comments using our online comments form here.

Alternatively 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.

Draft Conservation Area Appraisal for Tadcaster

We have recently consulted on the Draft Conservation Area Appraisal for Tadcaster. The consultation ran for eight weeks from 5 March to Friday 16 April 2021.

Tadcaster Conservation Area Appraisal is available to view below:

We have now completed our consultation on the draft appraisal should you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us at localplan@selby.gov.uk

Draft Conservation Area Appraisals for Selby

We have recently consulted on the Draft Conservation Area Appraisals for Selby. The consultation ran for eight weeks from 3 December to 28 January 2021. 

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

We have now completed our consultation on the draft appraisals should you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us at localplan@selby.gov.uk

Selby District Adopted Conservation Areas

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:

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.

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