Conservation and planning


The conservation teams advise on the protection and enhancement of the historic built environment. Although much of their work concentrates on listed buildings and conservation areas they keenly promote high quality design in buildings and play a proactive role in heritage led regeneration.


Listed buildings

Cornwall is fortunate in having a rich heritage of building, important both architecturally and historically.  There are 12,490 Listed Buildings in Cornwall with the greatest concentration in the North East of the County.

You can find more information on these pages:


Conservation areas 

Cornwall Council have produced or commissioned several different surveys and appraisals. These are of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly's historic towns and urban areas.

These assessments present a baseline of information. This underpins the development of policy and guidance. They also support the management of conservation areas and heritage led regeneration projects.

You can find this information using this link: Historic Environment - appraisals and surveys

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