There are 9 conservation areas in the Falkirk Council area. Each of these contributes to the character and identity of the area and receives special protection.

The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 states that conservation areas "are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance".

We have produced conservation area management plans for each area to advise property owners, occupiers and agents on their responsibilities when developing, or making alterations to land and premises in the conservation area. In particular:

  1. the policies and procedures to be followed, and
  2. the design standards expected.

If you are planning any changes or developments in the conservation area, please contact us for help and advice:


Trees

Trees in Conservation Areas are also protected. If you propose to carry out work to trees in a Conservation Area, you must give the council 6 weeks notice of your intended work.

An application form for work on protected trees should be completed and returned to Abbotsford House, Davids Loan, Falkirk, FK2 7YZ:

Tree work application form

Information about each conservation area can be found below:

    Airth

    Airth Conservation Area Map
    Airth Conservation Area Appraisal
    Airth Conservation Management Plan

    Allandale

    Allandale Conservation Area Map
    Allandale Conservation Area Appraisal
    Allandale Conservation Management Plan

    Arnothill & Dollar Park

    Arnothill & Dollar Park Conservation Area Map
    Arnothill & Dollar Park Conservation Area Appraisal
    Arnothill & Dollar Park Conservation Area Management Plan

    Bo'ness Town Centre

    Bo'ness Town Centre Conservation Area Map
    Bo'ness Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal
    Bo'ness Town Centre Conservation Area Management Plan

    Dunmore

    Dunmore Conservation Area Map
    Dunmore Conservation Area Appraisal
    Dunmore Conservation Area Management Plan

    Falkirk Town Centre

    Falkirk Town Centre Conservation Area Map
    Falkirk Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal
    A survey of building stone and roofing slate in Falkirk town centre
    Falkirk Town Centre Conservation Area Management Plan

    Grange Terrace

    Grange Terrace Conservation Area Map
    Grange Terrace Conservation Area Appraisal
    Grange Terrace Conservation Area Management Plan

    Letham

    Letham Conservation Area Map
    Letham Conservation Area Appraisal
    Letham Conservation Area Management Plan

    Muirhouses

    Muirhouses Conservation Area Map
    Muirhouses Conservation Area Appraisal
    Muirhouses Conservation Area Management Plan