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Old Yardley Conservation Area

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Old Yardley Conservation Area

The Old Yardley Conservation Area was designated in 1969. The focal point of the area is the Church of St Edburgha, which originated in the 12th century, and the 18th century cottages opposite. Victorian houses and villas in the area are also well maintained and have a semi-rural feel, promoted by extensive open spaces.

In 1975 we restricted the type of work often permitted without planning permission to retain the character further. This is known as an Article 4 Direction. It means that planning permission is required from us to, for example, erect a wall or fence, extension or porch, etc.

A map showing the boundary of the conservation area is below, along with the designation report and details of the Article 4 Direction (apologies for the poor quality).

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Last Updated : 6th November 2013