Conservation areas

Conservation areas are chosen to protect an area’s special character, architectural or historic interest from harmful development and encourage improvement.

An area's special character comes from many things, such as its buildings, layout of roads, footpaths and the landscape.

Conservation areas in the borough vary from rural villages to the town centre and cover parts of the Trent and Mersey and the Shropshire Union canals.

There are 21 conservation areas in Newcastle-under-Lyme borough.