The New Walk conservation area was designated in 1969, and is the second-largest conservation area in the city.
It was one of the first three conservation areas to be declared in Leicester. The area includes the whole of New Walk and Upper New Walk and also incorporates the area around Tower Street and Leicester Prison, and much of Regent Road and Princess Road.
We adopted the New Walk Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan in September 2020 (copies of which can be downloaded below). All properties in the area are covered by an Article 4 Direction which limits the rights of property owners to carry out work to their properties without planning permission. A copy of this direction can be downloaded below.