Conservation - Historic Buildings & Local Heritage
South Staffordshire is a collection of 36
villages grouped into 27 parishes, plus smaller hamlets, each with
their own history and character.
The council’s Conservation & Design
service works with local people to identify record and preserve
this history and character; and also to help manage the changes
which are inevitable as these communities evolve and thrive.
As the local planning authority, the council
has a duty to advise upon, consider, and grant consent for, all
planning applications which affect listed buildings.
The council also has responsibility for
designating and updating the district’s conservation areas, and for ensuring
that any development preserves and enhances their character.
In addition, the council has developed and
adopted a list of locally important buildings or
Local List which
identifies and records those aspects of local heritage which are
valued by local people.
Working in partnership with the War Memorials
Trust, the Conservation & Design service also locates and
monitors the condition of the district’s war memorials and war graves.
Advice is also offered to owners on
the repair and maintenance of historic buildings.
The council runs its own Conservation & Design Awards
Scheme as a part of its commitment to the important
role that these factors play in helping to conserve the historic
environment and encourage good design.
Telephone: (01902) 696000