Elsecar conservation area consultation

Conservation areas are places that are recognised and protected for their important heritage and special character.

Elsecar has been a conservation area since 1976. Research undertaken as part of the recent Elsecar Heritage Action Zone over the past four years, has shown how unique and special Elsecar is. It was developed as an early industrial model village by the Earl Fitzwilliam of Wentworth Woodhouse from the late 1790s onwards.

As part of the Heritage Action Zone, we've worked with Purcell Architects to review the conservation area, including a number of proposed extensions. A new appraisal and management plan for Elsecar has now been produced, informed by the research. The draft document is now available for public consultation.

Read the Elsecar conservation area appraisal and management plan.

Telling us your thoughts

You can tell us your thoughts about the draft conservation area appraisal and management plan by filling in our online survey. The survey's open until the middle of July 2022.