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.