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Conservation includes the management of natural and built resources for public benefit and for the protection, preservation, management, or restoration of the built and natural environment and the communities that use them.

We are committed to preserving our rich and diverse environment in East Ayrshire. Within East Ayrshire we have:

  • 26 conservation areas
  • 751 listed buildings
  • 235 tree preservation orders
  • 1 special protection area
  • 2 special areas of conservation
  • 21 sites of special scientific interest
  • 30 scheduled monuments
  • 1,055 sites of archaeological significance
  • 9 designated gardens and designed landscapes

Conservation areas

The following are designated conservation areas in East Ayrshire. Download the area maps to view the conservation area (shown within red lines).

Conservation area maintenance

Contact Information


Planning and Building Standards
Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
Telephone: 01563 576790