Conservation of the built environment
The high quality built environment of the area, with its wealth of historic buildings, conservation areas and archaeological sites and monuments, represents an important social, cultural, recreational and educational resource as well as helping to make it an appealing place to live, work and visit.
The council’s Regeneration Section provides conservation advice on listed buildings, conservation areas, historic parks and gardens, scheduled monuments and other heritage assets outside the Peak District National Park.
If you live in the National Park you should contact the Peak District National Park Authority who are responsible for planning and heritage issues within the national park area.
Find out about grant aid towards historic buildings and places.
The Council has produced various design guidance for specific sites and guidance on particular topics.
Planning legislation requires the council to determine whether any parts of their area are conservation areas. Find out more here.
Find out about local heritage in your area.
Search online through the 'Heritage Gateway' on the County's archaeology and scheduled monuments.
All Listed Buildings are protected and can range from graded I, II* or II in recognition of their relative importance. Find out more here.
English Heritage maintains a national record of historic parks and gardens. This includes much-loved parks within High Peak.
Last updated: 17th January 2013