There are 30 conservation areas in South Lanarkshire - Rutherglen is the newest.
Conservation areas have been given protected status to protect or enhance their appearance or character because they have special historical or architectural interest.
If a new conservation area is proposed or changes are to be made to an existing one we will ask for your views. This usually happens as part of a revision to the local plan.
A Conservation Area Appraisal, Management Plan and Design Guide has been prepared for the Strathaven Conservation Area.
The new Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS) contains policies and principles that set how the historic environment should be managed and looked after. It is a material planning consideration in making decisions on planning applications which affect the historic environment.
For more information contact Planning and Building Standards Headquarters.
For more information about the wide range of habitats we have in our area please go to our Conservation sites page.