Conservations Area Review

Birmingham City Council has 30 designated conservation areas. The designation of a conservation area seeks to ‘preserve and enhance’ the ‘special architectural or historic interest’ of that area (Section 69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas) Act 1990). Such a designation does not stifle development, but rather allows for growth and change that responds positively to that special character.

Throughout 2016 and 2017 Birmingham City Council has been undertaking a review of the city’s 30 conservation areas in line with section 69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 which states the following:

  1. Every local planning authority:
    a) shall from time to time determine which parts of their area are areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance, and
    b) shall designate those areas as conservation areas
  2. It shall be the duty of local planning authority from time to time to review the past exercise of functions under this section and to determine whether any parts or any further parts of their areas should be designated as conservation areas; and, if they so determine, they shall designate those parts accordingly.

Consultation for the Conservation Area Review commenced on 17 July 2017, followed with a report to Planning Committee on 20July advising Members that public consultation would commence imminently and in phases.

The first for the proposed cancellation of the Austin Village and Idea Village Conservation Areas.

Should you have any questions concerning the cancellation of Austin Village and Ideal Village Conservation Areas, contact Andrew Fuller, Principal Conservation Officer, on the contact details below.

The consultation period for this particular phase will close on 1 October 2017 and all comments must be provided by that date.

Telephone: 0121 464 7794

Download the conservation area review recommendations report

Page last updated: 29 August 2023

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