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Town Centre Character Appraisals

Colchester Borough Council wishes to adopt and publish a Conservation Area Appraisal to help protect, manage and enhance the Town Centre Conservation Area. The Conservation Area is an area of the town that has a special character and is of architectural and historic interest.

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The Appraisal will establish the most important characteristics of the Town Centre and propose appropriate ways to protect these characteristics, manage and enhance the area

Below you will find links to Colchester's Town Centre Character Appraisals for Study Areas 1-5:






 High Street (West) and The Dutch Quarter

pdf icon Study Area 1 [7Mb]

pdf icon Study Area 1 Map [3Mb]


North Hill, Head Street and Balkerne Gardens

pdf icon Study Area 2 [6Mb]

 pdf icon Study Area 2 Map [763kb]


Culver Street, Trinity Street, Scheregate and St John's Green

pdf icon Study Area 3 [5Mb]

 pdf icon Study Area 3 Map [872kb]


High Street (East), The Castle, East Hill and East Street

pdf icon Study Area 4 [6Mb]

 pdf icon Study Area 4 Map [950kb]


Queen Street, St Botolph's and Vineyard Street Area

pdf icon Study Area 5 [5Mb]

 pdf icon Study Area 5 Map [902kb]