Prestbury conservation area

Designated by Gloucestershire County Council on 15 August 1971, its boundary was revised by Cheltenham Borough Council on 26 July 2001. It covers 26 hectares.

Prestbury High StreetCharacter summary

Prestbury has retained its unique village character and qualities through the visual dominance of historically and architecturally important buildings and the retention of their attractive historic settings.

Prestbury conservation area has a varied mix of building type, style, age and function. This adds to the special interest of the conservation area through the visual architectural variety of Tower of St Marys Church from the grounds of The Hayesbuildings, their varied details and materials, and their varied relationships to each other, as well as the varied uses of buildings and land.

Mature tree growth, extensive open spaces and historic buildings positioned in large plots adds to a sense of space in some areas of the conservation area. The existence of Cotswold stone walls form a distinctive feature within the conservation area and contribute to shaping its identity.

A supplementary planning document (SPD) has been produced for Prestbury conservation area. It was adopted by council on 29 June 2009. The SPD outlines the special character that warrants its designation as a conservation area and a management plan provides a framework for future development control and enhancement of this area. The SPD will be used as a material consideration in determining planning and related applications. It replaces supplementary planning guidance produced in 2003.

View a map of Prestbury conservation area.