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Policy and guidance

We have policies to control development affecting historic buildings and natural heritage. 

This includes: 

  • countryside
  • landscape
  • Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • nature conservation interests, including sites of special scientific interest
  • sites of international importance
  • conservation areas 
  • listed buildings

We work in conservation areas promoting improvement and good management through:

  • grant aid
  • enhancement schemes
  • appraisals (including boundary reviews)

It also includes preparation of design guidance and encouraging communities to assess what makes their town or village special.

Guidance and advice