We designated the Whaley Conservation Area (645kb) as an area of special architectural and historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to both preserve and enhance, on 5th July 1978.

It is considered that Whaley is an area of special architectural and historic interest, as many of the buildings in the village date from the late 18th and 19th centuries and reflect the agricultural origins of the area. The archaeological sites in the area are also of special interest and indicate prehistoric settlement in the area.

We have prepared a Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan (872kb) 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 formulates management proposals for the preservation and enhancement of the Whaley Conservation Area.

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