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Built and natural heritage

Fife Council is responsible for many different aspects of caring for our historic built and natural environments. Including:

  • offering information and advice on Fife's built heritage including listed buildings, conservation areas, archaeology, and scheduled monuments
  • promoting the protection and management of wildlife, habitats, and landscape
  • keeping Rights of Way open and free from obstruction
  • protecting trees
  • provide information for Fife for Historic Environment Scotland's national Buildings at Risk Register
  • managing development proposals affecting conservation areas and listed buildings
  • obtaining grant funding and managing schemes for the repair and restoration of historic buildings, streets, and spaces
  • getting involved in projects to improve the environment
  • promoting high-quality design for new development and alterations to existing buildings
  • working closely with government agencies who are responsible for conservation - Historic Environment Scotland for listed buildings, conservation areas, and scheduled monuments - and Scottish Natural Heritage for nature conservation and Fife’s landscape