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Conserving the historic and natural environments

We have a number of policies around conservation of the historic and natural environment. You may need to consider these when preparing a planning application.

Historic environment

The historic environment makes an essential contribution to an attractive and thriving district - so its preservation and enhancement is an important role of the planning system. Our Conservation Officer advises our planning officers and residents of NW Leicestershire on all matters relating to the historic environment. Formal protection is provided in a number of ways through the development control process.

A 'heritage asset' is a building, monument, area or landscape that merits consideration in planning decisions, because of its heritage interest. Listed buildings, scheduled monuments, conservation areas and registered parks and gardens are known as 'designated heritage assets', because they are designated under the relevant legislation.

Follow the links to find out more about different types of heritage asset in NW Leicestershire:

Natural environment

Follow the links below to find out more about nature conservation in NW Leicestershire:

You may also be interested in our pollution control pages.

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