Conservation areas have special architectural or historic interest that need preserving or enhancing. North Devon Council has 41 conservation areas within its district although this doesn't include the Exmoor National Park area. We are currently reviewing our conservation areas and producing character appraisals and management plans for each. This is an ongoing programme that is likely to take several years to complete. These documents are designed to help homeowners and developers design projects that reflect the character of the local area. 'My neighbourhood' can also help you access information about your property and immediate neighbourhood.