These are areas which the planning authority considers to be of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. They may vary in size from whole town centres to single squares, terraces or small groups of buildings. They may be entirely rural, such as a planned estate village, a country house or a battlefield. Within Highland, there are currently twenty-nine conservation areas, of which twelve have been classified by the Scottish Ministers as being ‘outstanding’.
You can find more information and links about Conservation Areas by going to the Highland Council web page for Cromarty Conservation Area.