Designated as a Conservation Area in 1974 by the former North Riding County Council, the majority of the conservation area now falls within the administrative boundary of Scarborough Borough Council. A very small proportion falls within that of the North York Moors National Park.
The purposes of this appraisal are:
- To record and analyse the features that define the special interest of the Conservation Area.
- Guidance for assessing development proposals that affect the area. It is expected that developers proposing new development will use the document to gain an understanding of the character of the area to inform the design process.