Hertfordshire is a county in England that is home to a number of conservation areas, each of which is appointed by the local council. These areas are of special architectural or historical interest, and are thus worthy of protection. Currently, there are 42 conservation areas in East Herts and 22 in the Three Rivers District. The designation of a conservation area is an important step in preserving the history and culture of a region.
It ensures that the area remains protected from development and other activities that could potentially damage its unique character. By preserving these areas, we can ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy them for years to come. The local authority is responsible for making the designation of a conservation area, and demolition in these areas normally requires the consent of the conservation area. Additionally, certain works on trees must be notified to the Council.