The dataset contains polygons for conservation areas within the London Borough of Barnet. Conservation areas are those areas identified by the Local Planning Authority as having special architectural or historic interest which merits designation. Conservation area character appraisals, boundary maps and guidance notes can be downloaded from the Council’s website. This data is an active and changing record of conservation area boundaries in the London Borough of Barnet. Conservation Areas were introduced through the Civic Amenities Act 1967. They are ‘areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’ (Section 69(1)(a) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990). Conservation Area status acknowledges the importance of an area, highlighting its real and potential attractiveness. It also means that the council’s efforts in the area are geared to preserving and enhancing its special character.

**Footnote - Barnet is one of the Local Planning Authorities that received Government funding to improve their planning services through the Local Digital Fund.  This aims to digitise Planning to make land and housing data easier to find, understand, use and trust. This data is also available on View planning and housing datasets with geographic location data on an interactive map here. 

The maps also show statutory listed buildings (the data being provided by Barnet)


This dataset has been published by the London Borough of Barnet under the Open Government Licence (OGL) (v3). The licence has been applied following the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement 'presumption to publish' process in December 2022.


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