Heritage, conservation areas and listed buildings

We have a team of conservation specialists committed to conserving and enhancing historic buildings and the natural environment. Our commitment to you is that we will use our best efforts to:

  • promote the conservation of the natural and built environment within the Borough
  • where resources allow support conservation and enhancement schemes with grant aid and technical advice
  • conservation areas
  • assist local communities to enhance their local environment
  • provide technical assistance and design guidance on request and as resources allow
  • prepare guidance notes and leaflets on all aspects of conservation
  • consult with local communities and landowners about the designation of new conservation areas
  • keep an up to date review of locally listed buildings and a ‘buildings at risk’ register

Conservation and design advice is given on:

  • listed buildings (internal and external alterations and extensions)
  • works to historic buildings in conservation areas (including demolition, new shop fronts and signage) and parks and gardens
  • identifying local heritage assets
  • traditional methods of building repair
  • the design of new buildings and the public realm in conservation areas (including roads) and areas of townscape character
  • archaeological potential and reports

Key sources for design and conservation information

Page last updated: 30 April 2019
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