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Conservation area appraisals

The Council has a duty to clearly define why an area has been designated as a conservation area, to outline its special interest and publish proposals for its preservation and enhancement. The series of conservation area appraisals and management plans provide this information. Part of the appraisal process is to review the conservation area boundary to ensure it covers all areas of special character and historic interest.

To date, 50 of the conservation areas have up-to-date appraisals:

  • Aberford
  • Adel-St John's
  • Armley
  • Bardsey-cum-Rigton
  • Bramham
  • Barwick in Elmet
  • Boston Spa
  • Bramhope
  • Bramley Town
  • Calverley
  • Chapel Allerton
  • Chapeltown
  • Clifford
  • Collingham
  • Far Headingley
  • Farnley Upper Moor Side
  • Farsley
  • Headingley Hill, Hyde Park and Woodhouse Moor
  • Holbeck
  • Horsforth
  • Horsforth Cragg Hill and Woodside
  • Gledhow Valley
  • Guiseley
  • Linton
  • Meanwood
  • Methley Church Side
  • Nether Yeadon
  • Newlay
  • Otley
  • Oulton
  • Pool-in-Wharfedale
  • Pudsey
  • Rawdon - Cragg Wood
  • Rawdon - Littlemoor
  • Rawdon - Little London
  • Rawdon Low Green
  • Rothwell
  • Roundhay
  • Scholes
  • Shadwell
  • Thorner
  • Thorp Arch
  • Tranmere Park
  • Walton
  • Weetwood
  • West Park
  • Wetherby
  • Whitkirk
  • Woodhall Hills
  • Woodlesford
  • Yeadon

Funding has been secured to appraise the following areas. Other areas may be added as opportunities arise.

  • Morley (awaiting approval)
  • Thorp Arch Trading Estate

Work is also underway reviewing the conservation areas in and around the city centre linked to a City Centre Area Action Plan being developed as part of the Local Development Framework.

We aim to have up-to-date appraisals and management plans in place for all the conservation areas. These will provide the basis for making informed decisions in the positive management, protection and enhancement of conservation areas.

As appraisals become available they will be added to the Conservation Area Appraisals documents page


The following consultation is available for public comment:


The Grand Quarter Conservation Area is currently being consulted on.

This consultation stage allows you to participate in the process and have your say on what you feel is important in the conservation area, whether the boundary is appropriate and how you think it should be managed in the future.

Community involvement is an essential part of the appraisal process and local residents and other interested parties are encouraged to comment on the draft document.

During the consultation period, which is between 10 July to 7 August 2017, the draft appraisal can be downloaded from the Conservation Area Appraisals documents page. Copies are also available for viewing at Leeds Central Library and at the reception of the Leonardo Building.

Comments can be made in the following ways:​

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To view documents in PDF format you will require the free Download Adobe Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader


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