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There are many historic buildings in the National Park which are of great value to both the landscape and cultural heritage. It is important that they are kept in good repair.

Around 3,000 buildings are ‘listed’ for their special architectural or historic interest and consent is needed for most alterations.

There are also 42 Conservation Areas in the National Park. These have been designated because they are of historic or architectural importance.

Free advice on repairs and maintenance of traditional buildings is provided by the National Park Authority.

Historic Building Grants are available for repairs to Listed Buildings on the Authority’s Register of Listed Buildings at Risk. Exceptional Listed Buildings may also qualify for English Heritage Grant Aid.

Conservation Area Enhancement Grants are also available for re-instating lost architectural features such as windows and doors and traditional roofing materials on historic buildings in Conservation Areas. 

Current Consultations

Draft Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans

We are currently consulting on a number of Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans. 

The draft Appraisals assess the architectural and historic character of the Conservation Areas, identify important features such as views, open spaces, important trees and include a review of the current boundary and proposals for extensions or reductions.They also contain guidelines for the future management of the Conservation Area.

We would welcome any comments you may have on the draft documents to be received by the close of the consultation date (see below).

You can download below the draft documents and questionnaires which you may wish to use to provide comments on these draft Appraisals. If you would like us to send you a copy please get in touch with the Building Conservation Officer via the contact details below.

The closing date for comments on the following documents is 8 January 2018.


Draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan



Draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan


Robin Hood's Bay

Draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan



Draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan


Thornton le Dale


Building Conservation Team

Tel: 01439 772700