Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.
Alston conservation area, Article 4(2) Directions, allows certain minor developments to be made without planning permission.
Conservation Areas reviews on Character Appraisals and Management Plans for Dufton, Edenhall, Garrigill, Great Salkeld, Kirkoswald, Skirwith and Temple Sowerby.
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Most trees in conservation areas are protected if they are over 75mm diameter, measured 1.5 metres above ground level.