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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 48 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
  • Farsley
  • Headingley Hill, Hyde Park and Woodhouse Moor
  • Holbeck
  • Horsforth
  • Horsforth Cragg Hill and Woodside
  • Gledhow Valley
  • Guiseley
  • Linton
  • Meanwood
  • Methley Church Side
  • 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 the appraisals become available they will be added to the list of downloads.

There are currently no consultations running:


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 the draft appraisals can be downloaded from this page. Copies are also available for viewing at local libraries, where appropriate, and at the reception of the Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds LS2 8HD.

Comments can be made in the following ways:

  • By emailing building.conservation@leeds.gov.uk 
  • By writing to the Sustainable Development Unit, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds LS2 8HD
  • A written response form is available as a pdf download on this page.
  • Using the online consultation response form available as a website link on this page

Planning site unavailability

Public Access will be unavailable on Sunday 5 October from 10am until 1pm due to essential work. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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