Conservation Areas in the National Park
To view maps of the conservation areas in the National Park, click on the settlements listed in the table below:
|Area||Date Designated||Street Index|
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
Conservation Area Appraisals
Planning Restrictions in Conservation Areas
In February 2012 changes were made to planning legislation which affected householder rights to carry out works to their properties. In particular, householders within conservation areas now require planning permission for any alterations or works affecting the exterior of their property.
Planning applications can be submitted online at https://eplanning.scotland.gov.uk and should be made for all extensions, outbuildings, hard surfaces, gates, fences and walls as well as for any improvements, additions or other alterations to the external appearance of a house. The latter includes replacement of windows, doors, gutters, drainpipes and re-tiling of roofs.
Please also note that ‘Conservation area consent’ is required for any demolition works in conservation areas including removal of walls, railings, gates, etc which form part of the historical built environment. For listed buildings please here.
Trees in Conservation areas
Trees within conservation areas are protected by planning legislation because they add value to the setting, character and amenity of these areas of special architectural or historic interest.
Written notice of proposed works to trees within conservation areas must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the works are due to be carried out.
Failure to notify the planning authority in this way is an offence. In addition trees may be protected by Tree Preservation Orders which prohibit treeworks including the cutting down, topping or lopping of trees unless prior consent has been obtained.
For further information on trees click here.
Built Heritage Repair Grant
We wish to encourage people to enhance their built heritage. In order to help, we have a Built Heritage Repair Grant (BHRG) scheme, which is run on an annual basis, focussing on the repair and restoration of traditional, pre 1919 buildings, which are visible from main routes through the National Park.
War Memorials Restoration Fund
In January 2013 the First Minister announced the launch of the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund. This is a million pound fund available between April 2013 and March 2018 to help communities undertake repair and conservation work to war memorials in Scotland. Further information on this fund and WW1 Commemorations in the National Park can be be found here.
Conservation Area Regeneration Schemes
Successful Conservation Area Regeneration Schemes (CARS), jointly funded by Historic Scotland and the National Park were completed in Callander and Killin, securing the sympathetic repair and restoration of many traditional properties in these conservation areas.