Conservation area appraisals
Local planning authorities are required to produce proposals for the protection and enhancement of each of their conservation areas. This is normally in the form of a character appraisal followed by the production of an action or management plan. Bury Council commenced a programme of such work for its 12 conservation areas in 2002. The whole process involves an in-depth study of each area and consultation with the local community, together with the production of reports and consideration by Local Area Partnerships and the Council.