Areas and individual buildings of 'special architectural or historic interest' can be designated as conservation areas to protect their heritage against detrimental development.
Every local authority has a duty to determine which parts of its area are designated as a conservation area.
Havant Borough has fourteen designated conservation areas with a diverse range of size and character.
- Conservation area map (pdf 4.4 mb)
Town centres at Havant and Emsworth have been designated, as well as smaller groups of buildings at Lymbourn Road and North Hayling.
Conservation areas often centre around a listed building within urban areas, but not always, as in the case of Sir George Staunton Conservation Area, an historic parkland with farm buildings and follies.
Within Conservation Areas, Article 4 Directions can be put in place to remove permitted development rights where it is necessary to retain control over the way such development takes place. Havant Borough has one Article 4 direction in place in the Langstone Conservation Area.
- Article 4 Langstone Conservation Area (redacted) (pdf 2.1 mb)
Black Dog conservation area - 1994
- Black Dog character appraisal (pdf 469 kb)
Brockhampton conservation area - 2008
Coastguards conservation area - 1993
- Coastguards character appraisal (pdf 234 kb)
Emsworth conservation area - 2010
- Emsworth character appraisal (pdf 821 kb)
- Emsworth management plan (pdf 31 kb)
- Emsworth conservation area map (pdf 1.2 mb)
Langstone conservation area - 2011
- Langstone character appraisal and management plan (pdf 166 kb)
Lymbourn Road conservation area - 1994
- Lymbourn Road character appraisal (pdf 463 kb)
Mill Lane conservation area - 2017
Old Bedhampton conservation area - 2019
- Old Bedhampton character appraisal and management plan (pdf 6.4 mb)
- Old Bedhampton conservation area map extracts (pdf 158 kb)
Sir George Staunton conservation area - 2009
- Sir George Staunton management plan (pdf 27 kb)
- Sir George Staunton conservation area map (pdf 698 kb)
St Faith's conservation area - 2008
- St Faith's appraisal and management plan - Part 1 (pdf 475 kb)
- St Faith's appraisal and management plan - Part 2 (pdf 5.5 mb)
- St Faith's appraisal and management plan - Part 3 (pdf 606 kb)
St John's conservation area - 2009
St Peter's conservation area - 1993
- St Peter's character appraisal (pdf 458 kb)
Wade Court conservation area - 1993
- Wade Court character appraisal (pdf 466 kb)
Warblington conservation area - 1993
- Warblington character appraisal (pdf 427 kb)