Built Heritage

The buildings and landscape of Dumfries and Galloway form a unique and irreplaceable heritage. In towns, villages and in the countryside, from rows of single storey cottages to the fine designs of the 18th century and later, there is a richness and quality that defines who we are and where we live.

  • Listed Buildings
    A listed building is a building, object or structure that has been judged to be of national historical or architectural interest. In Dumfries and Galloway there are approximately 3,400 listed buildings. The Council is responsible for considering applications to demolish a listed building or for any alteration or extension which would affect its character as a building of architectural or historic interest.
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  • Conservation Areas
    Councils have the power to designate as Conservation Areas, areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.
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  • Conservation Grants
    There are presently no grant schemes for repairs to historic buildings in conservation areas or to listed buildings within Dumfries and Galloway.
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Environmental Planning

Strategic Planning
Newall Terrace

Tel: 01387 260167
Fax: 01387 260149

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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