Civic Societies, conservation groups and local councils are urged to nominate their favourite conservation area to find England’s favourite conservation area.

Announcing the launch of the 2019 award, Joan Humble, Chair of Civic Voice said: "We have over 10,000 conservation areas in England which reflects the rich built heritage of the nation. England’s Favourite Conservation Area is a way of recognising the benefits conservation areas bring to making our towns unique and special. I look forward to seeing what comes forward. After Swindon Railway Village won in 2018 with 3,000+ votes from the local community, we hope this competition encourages other areas to use the award to raise the profile of their local area."

The deadline for applications is 18th September and the shortlist will be announced by Joan Humble when she speaks at the Chichester at 50 conference on October 4th. The winner will be announced at an event in Parliament on 22nd October. The event in Parliament will be invitation only and will feature Duncan Wilson, CEO Historic England and Laura Sandys, Vice-president, Civic Voice.


The shortlist will be complied by a special panel of judges, chaired by Laura Sandys and representatives from the heritage and conservation sector.


How to apply for England's favourite conservation area

Before completing your submission, have you looked at the Guidance Notes, which include the rules of entry and top tips for a good submission? 

Please note that you cannot save the form and return to it later, so we advise you to download the word version of the application form and copy and paste your answers into the online form when it will be available from September 2nd 2019.​