Conservation areas

A conservation area is "an area of special architectural and historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance", as defined by the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

We have a duty to assess those areas that are considered to fall within the above definition and to name them as conservation areas. There are no standard criteria by which an area is designated. They may form groups of buildings, open spaces, trees, historic street patterns, village greens or features of historic or archaeological interest. It is the character of areas rather than individual buildings that these conservation areas seek to enhance.

A Conservation Areas interactive map - providing visual and supporting data relating to the conservation areas in the Borough - is available. Enter an address or postcode in the search box to determine if it falls within one of the Borough's conservation areas. Alternatively, click or tap any of the blue polygon areas to reveal the details of that conservation area.

There are 19 conservation areas within the Borough of Great Yarmouth. To view an individual map of any of these conservation areas, use the links in the table below. You may also find the work conducted by Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust of interest.



Conservation area title

Designation dates


pdf icon Camperdown [748kb]

2 December 1969 (extended 2 October 1979 and 10 October 2003


pdf icon Great Yarmouth Market Place, Rows and North Quay [1Mb]

25 July 1975 (extended 10 October 2003)


pdf icon Hall Quay and South Quay, Great Yarmouth [1Mb]

25 July 1975 (extended 10 October 2003)


pdf icon King Street, Great Yarmouth [1Mb]

25 July 1975 (extended 27 January 1998 and 10 October 2003)


pdf icon St Nicholas and Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth [1Mb]

25 July 1975 (extended 10 October 2003)


pdf icon Gorleston Town Centre [1Mb]

28 June 1977


pdf icon Hemsby [1Mb]

3 May 1977


pdf icon Martham [1Mb]

23 February 1979


pdf icon Winterton [778kb]

23 February 1979


pdf icon Prince's Road, Great Yarmouth [671kb]

2 October 1979


pdf icon Ormesby St Margaret [1Mb]

27 May 1983


pdf icon Cliff Hill, Gorleston [1Mb]

15 March 1985


pdf icon East and West Somerton [501kb]

6 January 1987


pdf icon Rollesby [572kb]

3 October 1989


pdf icon St. Georges, Great Yarmouth [1Mb]

10 October 2003


pdf icon Great Yarmouth Seafront [962kb]

10 October 2003


pdf icon Gorleston Conservation Area Extensions [1Mb]

19 June 2009


pdf icon Newport Cottages [637kb]

26 February 2013


pdf icon Halvergate Marshes [2Mb]

12 May 1995


Please note that some maps contain extensions of areas. For example, the Cliff Hill map includes the Gorleston extended conservation area, so check all areas to ensure you get the correct information.

If you have any queries, please contact our Conservation team.

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