The Bolsover Conservation Area (1.12MB) was designated on 17th July 1971 and the boundary has been extended four times in 1978, 1982, 1988 and finally in March 2009. The most recent boundary amendment was made to include additional land around New Bolsover which is historically associated with Bolsover Castle and the New Bolsover Model Village, and to delete a small area from the Conservation Area at the entrance to Houldsworth Crescent.

We have prepared a Conservation Area Appraisal (1.6MB) for the area.

The document defines the special character and appearance of the area by assessing the built form and landscape value. It also provides guidance on the implementation of certain saved policies in the Bolsover District Local Plan and identifies unlisted buildings of merit within the conservation area.

Bolsover Conservation Area (Unlisted Buildings of Merit) Article 4 Direction

An Article 4 Direction for the Bolsover Conservation Area was confirmed by the Planning Committee on 13th October 2010 and came into force on 21st October 2010.

We have produced the Article 4 Direction guidance leaflet (69kb) to explain what this means for residents. For full details please see the Official Direction (2.7MB) and affected properties plans.

Bolsover Conservation Area (Castle Fields) Article 4 Direction

The Bolsover Conservation Area (Castle Fields) Article 4 Direction (240kb) has been in force since the 9th April 1998 and covers the castle fields to the west of Bolsover Castle down to Villas Road and a piece of land at the junction with Station Road.

It restricts certain types of development including the erection or alteration of means of enclosure and formation of access onto highway, development involving agricultural buildings, engineering operations, statutory undertakers and National Rivers Authority.

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