Consultations on Conservation Area Appraisals
There are 37 conservation areas in the Yorkshire Dales National Park; these are areas that have been designated for their architectural and historical importance.
A conservation area appraisal highlights what is so special about an area that it deserves this designation. More information on conservation areas and all adopted appraisals are available on the Conservation Areas page.
We have been consulting on draft appraisals for many of the conservation areas in the National Park over the last few years. All such consultations, when active, can be found on this page. We are keen to have many members of the public and other stakeholder participate in the consultations, so please have your say when the opportunity arises!
Swaledale-Arkengarthdale Barns and Walls Conservation Area
The barns and walls landscape of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale is a major feature of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The designation of a large part of these two Dales as a conservation area in 1989 enabled the National Park Authority to lever in over £1.53 million into the conservation of the area. A study carried out in 2006 identified that every £1 of grant aid resulted in £2.48 spent in the local area. Regrettably these funding streams have now almost dried up and the conservation area is identified by English Heritage as "at risk".
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan 2013-18 recognises the special qualities of this area and includes an objective to safeguard its future:
A4 - Secure the contribution that traditional field barns and drystone walls make to the National Park, including establishing a local partnership to identify and implement positive measures to enhance the Swaledale-Arkengarthdale Barns and Walls Conservation Area so that by 2016 it is no longer considered 'at risk’'.
We hope that this appraisal will help inform new management ideas and proposals for the area in conjunction with the developing Local Plan on which you have also been consulted and would be grateful for any feedback on the document and your views on the conservation area. The appraisal consultation closes on 2 March 2014.
- Download the draft Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Barns & Walls Conservation Area Appraisal document
- Download the Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Barns & Walls Conservation Area Appraisal consultation poster
- Download the Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Barns & Walls Conservation Area Appraisal consultation leaflet - includes the consultation questions for completion
- Complete the Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Barns & Walls Conservation Area Appraisal consultation questions online
(on the Survey Monkey website)