National Heritage Areas
What is a National Heritage Area?
These areas will be recognised and protected by statute for their cultural and national importance to the Island's heritage.
There are only two areas where consideration is being given towards achieving this status; Sulby Glen (including Tholt Y Will), and the Meayll Peninsula and Calf of Man. Whilst the initial consultation has commenced and early discussions held with the respective Local Authorities and interested residents, no further progression at this stage has been made.
(Please click on the thumbnail to view a larger photograph of the Meayll Circle).
However, a Direction has been made under Section 3 of the Permitted Development Order 2005 (Government Circular 7/06), which does recognise the area which is intended for protection to the south of the Island, namely the Meayll Peninsula and the Calf of Man.
The Direction excludes any permitted development within the area defined and provides the same restriction for development as for a Conservation Area. See our Conservation Area page. Also, see our Permitted Development page.
The Government Circular setting down the details of the Direction is available to view or download from the table, below, along with a copy of the map referred to in the Direction.