A Conservation Area is defined as “an area of special architectural and historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance” (Planning (Listed buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990).
A Conservation Area is an area designated by the Council enabling the Council to monitor and guide change and to ensure that the character of the area is protected.
Conservation Areas vary greatly in their nature and character and they contain the most historically and architecturally important and interesting parts of towns and villages. The designation of a Conservation Area is a prime means of recognising, protecting and enhancing the identity of places with special character.
There are currently 24 conservation areas designated by Pembrokeshire County Council which cover 0.53% of the County.