Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest. They are identified so they can be protected and make further improvements to their appearance.
When somewhere becomes a designated conservationon area, the following rules apply:
- Demolition of most buildings in the area are controlled, whether they are listed or not
- Trees in the area are protected
- Control is strengthened, so that the area can be preserved well and further improvements to its appearance can be made.
- Buildings of Local Interest can be identified.
The following are the 13 conservation areas in Wigan. The appraisals are excellent, providing historical contexts and points of interest, in each of the areas.
A video presentation from Bob Sanders detailing google maps of the conservations areas.
View the area appraisals below:-
Click the Title to view the Appraisal Report
Ashon-in-Makerfield conservation area
Golborne, Park Road conservation area
Golborne town centre conservation area
Haigh Village conservation area
Hindley town centre conservation area
Shevington - Church Lane conservation area,
Standish - Mayflower conservation area,
Standish conservation area, Standish
Dicconson conservation area, Wigan
Mesnes conservation area, Wigan
Wgan Lane conservation area, Wigan
Wigan Pier conservation area, Wigan
Wigan town centre conservation area
Greenhill conservation area
Green Hill photographic building survey
Thanks to Wigan Council