Clackmannanshire's built heritage is an intrinsic part of its character and landscape ranging from reminders of its industrial past including the glass cone and mills, to tower houses, stone and iron bridges, Edwardian villas, Playfair buildings and an estate ice house. The important historic buildings and areas are protected through the planning system by their designation as listed buildings and conservation areas.
Listed buildings are those buildings which have been included on the list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. This list is compiled by Historic Scotland on behalf of Scottish Ministers. Buildings are categorised according to their relative importance:
Category A - Buildings of national or international importance
Category B - Buildings of regional or more than local importance
Category C - Buildings of local importance
The listing procedure seeks to protect the character and to guard against unnecessary loss or damage of our heritage. More details regard listing buildings are available on Historic Environment Scotland's Heritage Portal.
Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. Clackmannanshire has seven conservation areas:
Conservation Area Appraisals have been prepared for six of the seven conservation areas to identify the characteristics and key elements which contribute to the special historic and architectural character of the area. These will serve as supplementary planning guidance to the Local Development Plan, guiding the Council in future planning decisions.
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