Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Conservation Area Appraisals, Shop Front Design Guidance.
Torridge District is fortunate to have a variety of listed buildings and currently has 20 conservation areas, mainly centred on historic settlements. The historic environment is at the heart of Torridge's attractions and the Council has an on-going commitment to supporting it.
Click here for links to other websites containing a wealth of information about the heritage environment, including Historic England, which contains information and photographic records of listed buildings.
The Historic England website is very comprehensive and offers a wealth of information about the heritage environment .
Section 69(1) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 states that the statutory definition of a conservation area is "an area of special architectural or historical interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance".
A 'listed building' is a building, object or structure that has been judged to be of national historical or architectural interest.
The Bideford Conservation Area Appraisal follows a review of the Conservation Area boundary undertaken in late 2008-early 2009 and Appledore's undertaken in 2003.