greater part of the pre 1960's Village is a Conservation Area which
means that it is of special architectural and/or historic interest and
its status is intended to preserve or enhance the character of the
The Village Conservation Area is the oldest of the 60+ such areas
in Leeds and it contains nearly 90 listed buildings or features. Its
status provides extra powers to the Planning Authority to, amongst
others, protect trees and specific consent is required to lop, trim or
fell a tree within the Conservation Area. A special feature of the area
is the predominance of forest tree species and many of these are also
covered by Tree Preservation Orders.
on the exact extent of the Conservation Area and tree preservation
orders can be found at the Parish Council Office or by contacting the
Conservation Officer, Leeds City Council, Planning Services, The
Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds LS2 8HD 0113 247 8000 or
click here for access to their website. They will also be pleased to provide advice on planning issues within the Village.
The City Council has recently carried out an extensive appraisal of
several Conservation Areas, including Boston Spa, and following wide
public consultation has adopted a formal Appraisal which will guide
planning decisions for the future. Although the former Conservation
Area boundary has been amended to exclude the majority of the mid to
late 20th century estate housing it has also been extended to include
the West End estate on historical grounds. It also now protects
Deepdale woods. The adopted Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan can be seen HERE This will open a new window but the file is quite large (5.5MB) so may take a few moments to load.