UPDATED THURSDAY 16:13*
NEW conservation areas look set to be created for parts of the Isle of Wight.
The areas of Church Place, Freshwater, and Totland Bay and village, may be designated as conservation areas, subject to final approval under delegated powers.
According to a delegated decision report, the boundaries for existing conservation areas The Briary and Pound Green in Freshwater could also be revised.
The decision is due to be made by Isle of Wight Council deputy leader Cllr George Brown, the cabinet member for the economy, tourism, leisure, planning and property, on a date no earlier than tomorrow (Thursday).
Following a review, the area of Church Place, which includes the Causeway and a handful of buildings on the east side of River Yar, has been considered worthy of protection because of its historic and architectural character.
The areas of The Briary and Pound Green, both designated as conservation areas in 1979, have also been reappraised to ensure their boundaries continue to capture areas of special interest.
Totland, which does not currently contain any designated protection areas, was surveyed last year and is considered to have special architectural and historic character, according to the report.
Two thirds of the parish is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes Headon Warren, the Island’s largest surviving area of heathland.
*Cllr Brown agreed the designations today (Friday) and said they were in line with Isle of Wight Council and Ecoisland aims of protecting the natural beauty of the Island and supporting economic development and regeneration.