Conservation and design
We provide specialist advice on matters relating to listed buildings, conservation areas, registered parks and gardens and design aspects relating to new buildings and alterations to existing buildings in the borough.
Dacorum is renowned for its heritage and historic townscape, including over 2,000 listed buildings and 25 conservation areas. There are also 30 scheduled ancient monuments and four registered historic parks and gardens.
Follow the links above for more information and guidance on how these important heritage assets can be preserved and enhanced to ensure Dacorum keeps it exceptional character.
The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Government's planning policy including those on the conservation of the historic environment and requiring good design. Further national guidance on heritage assets is available from Historic England.
Due to essential server maintenance, our online forms and payments system will be unavailable between 8am and 6pm on Saturday 21 April. We apologise for any inconvenience. ×
Industrial action is being taken by members of Unite The Union and Unison. This may affect council services over the coming weeks. Currently, bin collections are back on schedule. However, we expect them to be affected again after the bank holiday on Monday 7 May. Please refer to our website nearer the time for updates.