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Conservation

Conservation is a wide-ranging subject concerned with caring for our historic built and natural environments.

Fife Council is responsible for many different aspects of conservation which include:

  • offering information and advice on Fife's built heritage
  • offering information and advice on Fife's archaeology and scheduled monuments
  • providing information for Fife for Historic Scotland's national  Buildings at Risk Register
  • managing development proposals affecting Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings
  • obtaining grant funding and managing schemes  for the repair and restoration of historic buildings, streets and spaces
  • promoting the protection and management of wildlife, habitats and landscape
  • keeping Rights of Way open and free from obstruction
  • protecting trees
  • getting involved in projects to improve the environment
  • promoting high quality design for new development and alterations to existing buildings
  • working closely with government agencies who are responsible for conservation - Historic Scotland for buildings, conservation areas and scheduled monuments - and Scottish Natural Heritage for nature conservation and Fife’s landscape.
     
 

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