Conservation Areas

Conservation areas were first introduced in 1967 to protect areas containing historic environments and supplement the listed buildings facility that safeguards individual buildings.

The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 defines a Conservation Area as "an area of special architectural interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance"

Maldon District Council has the authority to designate conservation areas.

Once conservation area status has been agreed there are increased restrictions on planning applications, building changes, advertising and tree management.

Eastern Essex is a historic area and so it is not surprising that 5 Conservation areas have been adopted at the below sites.

A visit to any of the conservation areas is sure to delight visitors who will be able to imagine how the area appeared to our ancestors.

Conservation areas cover areas of high importance. Listed below is a rough guide to areas covered in this area. For an interactive map showing the exact areas covered by Conservation areas click the following link.

Bradwell on Sea

An area of old houses covering the village centre around the church

Burnham on Crouch

An area covering most of the town between Western Road and the River Crouch


An area of old houses surrounding the Bell PH and the Church


An area covering the High Street and the western end of Station Road


An area of predominantly old houses surrounding the green and church


How do I find out more about Conservation areas?

The building conservation team have a web site which you can visit by clicking the following link 

How do I contact the Building Conservation Team?


Building Conservation Team, Environmental Health, Maldon District Council, Princes Road, Maldon, Essex , CM9 5DL
Tel: 01621 854477   Fax: 01621 875899