Conservation & Design

Conservation Areas

Conservation Areas are designated in areas considered to be of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.

The Isle of Wight has 36 Conservation Areas which are listed below along with the dates of designation. The first areas were designated in 1969, with the most recent being 2012. More information on the Conservation Areas, such as Boundary Maps and Character Appraisals, can be found by using the links for each area below. Alternatively, please use the Online map to search for Conservation Areas.

To help preserve character and appearance, some Conservation Areas have an Article 4 Direction which means that certain properties have to apply for planning permission for particular types of work. To find out more information about Article 4 Directions please click here (PDF, 19KB, 2 pages).

To find out more information about conservation areas, such as why or how they are designated, please click here (PDF, 25KB, 2 pages). Alternatively, further information can be found on the Historic England website or by viewing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Please note that the FAQs refer to conservation areas and listed buildings so you may need to scroll down to find the relevant question. 

Conservation Area 

Designated

Conservation Area

Designated

Conservation Area

Designated 

Arreton

14/07/1983

Bembridge

17/05/2011

Bonchurch

19/04/197

Brading

19/04/1971

Briary

12/071979

Brighstone

15/12/1969

Brook

23/12/2009

Calbourne

15/12/1969

Carisbrooke

15/12/1969

Church Place

21/06/2012

Cowes

15/12/1969

East Cowes (Esplanade)

04/04/2006

East Cowes (Town Centre)

11/01/2008

Freshwater Bay

23/12/2009

Godshill

19/04/1971

Hulverstone

23/12/2009

Mottistone 

23/12/2009

Newport

15/12/1969

Newtown

19/04/1971

Norton Green

10/05/1996

Pound Green

12/07/1979

Ryde

15/12/1969

Ryde St Johns

06/12/1988

Sandown

27/04/2011

Seaview

19/04/1971

Shalfleet

19/04/1971

Shanklin

19/04/1971

Shorwell

15/12/1969

St Helens

31/03/1998

St Helens (The Duver)

20/06/2007

St Lawrence

23/10/1986

Totland Bay

21/06/2012

Ventnor

10/06/1994

Whippingham

03/11/2004

Whitecroft

25/08/2004

Yarmouth

15/12/1969