The Whitwell Conservation Area (610kb) was designated on 14th January 1971 and the boundary has been extended three times, in 1979, 1987 and most recently in 2008.

It is considered that the special architectural and historic interest is derived from both the agricultural and industrial phases of growth in Whitwell and the survival of buildings and undeveloped pieces of land from these two periods.

We adopted the Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan (2.61MB) in March 2008 which defines the special character and appearance of the area and contains management proposals for the preservation and enhancement of the conservation area.

The document defines the special character and appearance of the area by assessing the built form, landscape and townscape value. It also provides guidance on the implementation of certain saved policies in the Bolsover District Local Plan and formulates management proposals for the preservation and enhancement of the Whitwell Conservation Area.

Whitwell Article 4 Direction An Article 4 Direction for the Whitwell Conservation Area has been in place since July 1987. Following revisions to the national planning regulations, the Council made a new Article 4 Direction on the 19th August 2009 to continue and extend the controls over development in the conservation area.

The new Direction was approved by the Secretary of State on 11th February 2010 and came into force on 2nd April 2010.

We have prepared an Article 4 Direction leaflet (74kb) and Article 4 Direction and Plan of affected properties (2.69MB) to explain this to residents.

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