Stow Park

Stow Park

The Stow Park conservation area was designated on 11 April 1983. The conservation area was appraised in 2019 and the boundary revised following a Council resolution on 31 January 2020.

Download a plan of the Stow Park conservation area (pdf). 

The special interest of the Stow Park conservation area is drawn from its historical links with Newport’s 19th-century commercial prosperity and the architectural richness this afforded in the growing suburbs.

The ratio of greenery to buildings is also a highly significant  characteristic of the conservation area and sets it apart from other suburbs.

Conservation Area Appraisal

The Stow Park Conservation Area Appraisal (2019) is available to view and sets out the history of the area, what makes the area special and provides recommendations for its preservation and enhancement.

The boundary amendments paper (pdf) sets out how the boundary has been amended from 1983 to 2020.

Article 4 Direction

The introduction of an Article 4(2) Direction (pdf), removing certain permitted development rights, has begun for the Stow Park conservation area.

This direction means that some alterations to a domestic property cannot be made without the need for planning consent e.g. removal or renewal of windows and doors.

Comments concerning the Article 4(2) Direction are invited by emailing before 13 March 2020.

Confirmation of the direction will be provided following consideration of the consultation responses.

Please note that the effects of the direction are in place as of the 14 February 2020.   

Further information

For further information please read the conservation area designation advisory leaflet (pdf) and what that means for owners and occupiers.  

If you have any queries please contact the conservation officer at Newport City Council or email