1083. Conservation areas.

The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 places a duty on local planning authorities, including in relation to Greater London the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England ('the Commission')1, to designate as conservation areas those parts of their area which they determine are of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance2. Local planning authorities must formulate and publish proposals for the preservation and enhancement of their conservation areas3, and various powers are given to them for the control of demolition in conservation areas