Conservation areas Conservation areas have a legal status as areas "of special architectural or historic interest. Their character or appearance is desirable to preserve or enhance". Listed Buildings Listed buildings are deemed by the Government to be of special architectural or historic interest. Conservation Area Appraisals We're currently producing appraisals and management plans for each conservation area in South Kesteven. Conservation Advice We will publish information and advice regarding the maintenance and repair of historic buildings and places. Historic Parks and Gardens We have nine registered historic parks and gardens in South Kesteven. Advertisements in conservation areas on listed buildings Advertisements affect the character and appearance of listed buildings. Special Controls on development in conservation areas There are stricter controls over development and works to trees within conservation areas. Grantham Townscape Character Assessment Grantham Townscape Character Assessment Article 4 Direction – Stamford Conservation Area This page provides information about the Article 4 Direction in the Stamford Conservation Area which came into force on 1st December 2018. Setting Studies Information about setting studies Tree preservation orders (TPOs) Please note that this page is for reference purposes only; we cannot guarantee the records will be 100% accurate and up to date.