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Conservation Areas

Conservation Areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to protect or enhance.

Conservation Areas in the National Park

To view maps of the conservation areas in the National Park, click on the areas listed in the table below:

Area Date Designated
1981, extensions August 2011 and October 2011
1973, extension 2001 and October 2011
1973, boundary amended 1978, extension 2001, further amendment 2011
1971, extension 1984
Milton, to west of Aberfoyle
October 2011

Changes to Conservation Area Boundaries

On 10 October 2011 the National Park Authority amended the boundaries of the Callander, Drymen and Killin Conservation Areas.

Street Indexes

Links to street indexes for each conservation area are provided below:

Designation of the St Fillans Conservation Area

In recognition of the special architectural and historical character of the village of St Fillans, the National Park Authority designated the St Fillans Conservation Area on 10 October 2011. A street index lists all the properties located within the conservation area boundary and can be downloaded above.

Conservation Area Appraisals

The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 requires the National Park Authority to formulate and publish a set of proposals for the preservation and enhancement of each conservation area, by way of a thorough appraisal of its character and appearance.
These appraisals provide a framework for assessing development proposals within the conservation areas in question and are supplementary to the Local Plan. Appraisals have been adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance for Callander, Killin and St Fillans Conservation Areas and draft appraisals have been prepared for Drymen, Gartmore and Luss Conservation Areas.
We wish to encourage people who live in conservation areas to enhance their built heritage. In order to help we have a Conservation Area Regeneration Grant Scheme in Callander which runs until March 2014.   A similar grant scheme ran in Killin until March 2012 . We hope to offer this to other areas in the future.

Planning Restrictions in Conservation Areas

If you live in a conservation area then your permitted development rights are restricted. In Luss and Killin further permitted development rights have been removed via Article 4 Directions.
We are happy to advise you on whether planning permission is required for works within your conservation area.
Demolition is also controlled in conservation areas and an application must be made for Conservation Area Consent to the National Park Authority when any structure or building is to be demolished. Where a building is also listed then only listed building consent would be required.
If you have any questions about the submission of a conservation area consent application then please contact the Planning Information Officer tel:01389 722024 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Built Heritage Repair Grant

In August 2013 the National Park launched its Built Heritage Repair Grant which focused on the repair and restoration of traditional, pre-1914 buildings which are visible from main routes through the National Park, including those through conservation areas.