Conservation Areas

Draft Conservation Area Appraisal for Tadcaster (Consultation now open)

We are currently consulting on the Draft Conservation Area Appraisals for Tadcaster. The consultation will run for six weeks from the 5 March to 5pm on Friday 16 April 2021.

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

Tadcaster Conservation Area Appraisal is here:

Please let us have your comments by 5pm on Friday 16 April 2021.

Comments can also be emailed to: localplan@selby.gov.uk or posted to the Planning Policy Team, Selby District Council, The Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT.

If you have any queries please contact the Planning Policy Team by email to localplan@selby.gov.uk or by telephone on 01757 292134.

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

Draft Conservation Area Appraisals for Selby (Consultation Ended)

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

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 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

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