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Getting permission to carry out work in a Conservation Area | Birmingham City Council

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Getting permission to carry out work in a Conservation Area

Before you start any work on a property in a Conservation Area it is important to check whether you need Conservation Area Consent. Even if you don’t, we can advise you about the correct construction methods and appropriate materials, for example types of bricks or roofing materials that are in keeping with your property.

Check whether you need Conservation Area Consent at the Planning Portal.

You should also check whether you need any other permissions before starting work:

If works are carried out without the necessary permission, we can serve an Enforcement Notice requiring the building to be put back into its original condition. Failure to comply with this can lead to a fine of up to £20,000 being imposed by the Magistrates Court or an unlimited fine in the Crown Court.

Unfortunately at this time there aren’t any grants available specifically for heritage works within a Conservation Area. We recommend that you visit the English Heritage  and Heritage Lottery Fund websites.

You can download a list of specialist builders and architects who can carry out this type of work.


Apply for conservation area consent