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High Street Sutton Coldfield Conservation Area



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High Street SC Conservation Area

The High Street Sutton Coldfield Conservation Area was designated in 1973.

It is unique in Birmingham in being the only surviving example of the growth of a medieval market town into a small country town. It also has a special character from its later development as a large and prosperous suburb as a result of the impact of the railways.

It includes the Grade I listed Holy Trinity Church which was founded during the first half of the thirteenth century.

A detailed history of the area is below along with a map showing the boundary of the conservation area. The original designation report will be added soon.

In 1984 we restricted the types of work permitted without planning permission to retain the character of the residential part of the conservation area. This is known as an Article 4 Direction. It means that planning permission is required from us to, for example, make alterations to the front or other significant elevation, such as a porch, extension or hardstanding.

The original Article 4 Direction will be added soon. In the meantime, please see the extract from the Sutton Coldfield High Street Conservation Area Draft planning document below.

Find out how else the new supplementary planning document being prepared will affect the current boundary of the conservation area here.

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Last Updated : 6th November 2013