Rural Development - Bridgend County Borough Council
Newton Village near Porthcawl, is a designated Conservation Area in Bridgend County Borough. Such areas are defined as ‘an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character and appearance of which is desirable to preserve or enhance.’ The Newton Conservation area includes the historic core of the village, with the church and its surrounding village green. Conservation Area designation is more dependent on the overall quality and interest of the area, rather than individual buildings, though within Newton, there are five listed buildings, with the church being Grade 1. The area is also notable for retaining fine examples of eighteenth and nineteenth century houses, as well its stone boundary walls and extensive tree belts.