Central Conservation Area Appraisal

The Central Oxford (City & University) Conservation Area was designated in 1971 to protect its special character and appearance. The conservation area covers the historic core of the city and the boundary is shown in red on the map below.

The City Council has a duty to review the conservation area and 'draw up and publish proposals for its preservation and enhancement'. This is why we are currently undertaking an appraisal of it to better understand the character and significance of the area and to help establish a strong basis for future management and decision making.

We would like to hear from you about your views of this conservation area and any feedback you have on the draft appraisal document.  

View the Central Conservation Area Draft Appraisal.

This will help us further refine the draft document and inform our understanding of the area, what makes it special, its challenges and opportunities

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    3 Sep 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    26 Oct 2018 at 23:59


Area Covered
  • Barton And Sandhills
  • Blackbird Leys
  • Carfax
  • Churchill
  • Cowley
  • Cowley Marsh
  • Headington
  • Headington Hill And Northway
  • Hinksey Park
  • Holywell
  • Iffley Fields
  • Jericho And Osney
  • Littlemore
  • Lye Valley
  • Marston
  • North
  • Northfield Brook
  • Quarry And Risinghurst
  • Rose Hill And Iffley
  • St Clement's
  • St Margaret's
  • St Mary's
  • Summertown
  • Wolvercote
Who we are consulting
  • General Public
Methods Used
  • Online Consultations
  • Exhibition / Roadshow