Conservation areas are: ‘areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character of appearance of which, it is desirable to preserve or enhance’. S.61 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997
Elgin High Street was designated as an ‘outstanding’ area of conservation in 1976 due to the large number of listed buildings, several of which are considered to be on national importance. A suite of documents was commissioned in 2012 to appraise the conservation area, and most importantly, to outline how we can conserve and enhance it. The Conservation Appraisal and Management Plan are available to download by clicking on the document name.
- Elgin High Street Conservation Area Appraisal 2012
- Elgin High Street Conservation Area Management Plan 2012
These documents are also available on the Moray Council website, here.