Conservation areas

Conservation areas have special architectural or historic interest and we want to preserve or enhance their character or appearance.

Conservation area designation ensures that each area's special qualities are maintained by:

  • keeping important features
  • prevention of insensitive new development

Change is not forbidden but it is carefully controlled.

Conservation area maps

Find out if you live in a conservation area by viewing our maps of all conservation areas in the Scottish Borders. Alternatively you can view conservation areas by using our online web-mapping tool, Find It.

View list of conservation areas View conservation areas on map Applications affecting the historic environment

Development management

Processing of planning applications, and advice on the need for planning permission

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800