Trees, Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas

Trees, Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas


South Bucks District Council has responsibility for managing almost a thousand Tree Preservation Orders, as well as Conservation Areas, covering thousands of trees. Large parts of the district are managed privately as estates controlled by the Forestry Commission, the Corporation of London and the National Trust.

The Council is committed to preserving and enhancing this tree stock and to promoting a better understanding of trees through education. 

Find out more about trees and tree care

Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and the Historic Environment

South Bucks District has a rich architectural heritage with around 750 Listed Buildings, 21 Conservation Areas as well as 12 Registered Parks and Gardens and 11 Scheduled Ancient Monuments. These historic buildings, areas and landscapes provide valuable evidence of our social and economic history and contribute to the special character of the district.

The Conservation & Design Officer at South Bucks is responsible for a wide range of duties regarding the maintenance of these historic assets including processing Listed Building Consent applications, producing Conservation Area appraisals and dealing with pre-application enquiries.

He provides specialist guidance and information on the repair of historic buildings, work to identify and secure the restoration of Buildings at Risk and seeks to raise the profile of the historic environment.

Designated Heritage Assets in South Bucks District include Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas designated as such under the relevant legislation, as well as Scheduled Monuments and Registered Parks and Gardens.