Conservation Areas are distinct parts of the historic environment of Wrexham County Borough and are designated by the Local Planning Authority for their special architectural or historic interest.
The special interest of a Conservation Area is expressed through a combination of characteristics such as the pattern of settlement, the organisation of space and buildings plots, the network of routes as well as the style and type and of buildings and their materials and detailing. Green infrastructure is also important and parks, gardens, hedges, trees and water features can all contribute to the character of a Conservation Area.
Within Wrexham County Borough there are 23 designated Conservation Areas and details and maps for each area are available by clicking on the names below:
- Bangor on Dee
- Cefn Mawr
- Fairy Road (Wrexham)
- Grosvenor Road (Wrexham)
- Hightown Barracks
- Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
- Salisbury Park (Wrexham)
- Wrexham Town Centre
Once a Conservation Area is designated the Council is required to formulate and publish proposals for the preservation and enhancement of that area. As part of this requirement Wrexham County Borough Council has been undertaking reviews and studies of its Conservation Areas in order to produce Conservation Area Character Appraisals and Management Plans.
A Character Appraisal/Assessment and Management Plan is the foundation for positive management and provides information on the features that make an area special and can be used to identify opportunities for enhancement. These documents are not an attempt to stifle or prevent change from occurring within a Conservation Area; instead they aim to promote and support developments that are in keeping with or enhance the special character of an area.
Search for Conservation Areas in Wrexham Country Borough using Archwilio, the Historic Environment Record for Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust.