Conservation areas

A conservation area is an area of special architectural or historical interest, the character and appearance of which the council has a duty to preserve or enhance. The land, buildings and trees in these areas have special protection in the planning system.  Further information can be found in our conservation areas guidance leaflet.

To find out if particular land, buildings or trees are within a conservation area, you can search our interactive map. See the map user guide for guidance on how to use the interactive map.

Conservation areas in Tower Hamlets

There are 58 conservation areas in Tower Hamlets. Each one has an adopted character appraisal and management guidelines document. These describe the architectural and historic character and significance of each area, and provide guidance to residents, businesses and other stakeholders about how the character can be preserved and enhanced.

Two of these areas, Fish Island and White Post Lane Conservation Area and Three Mills Conservation Area are currently managed by the London Legacy Development Corporation