Building conservation and the historic environment
The historic environment including historic buildings, landscapes and areas are the physical legacy of the social and economic history of human activity and contribute to the special character of the borough. It is the responsibility of the council and a key role of the planning system to ensure that this historic environment is protected and enhanced. This is ensured in a number of ways through formal designations such as listed buildings and conservation areas, historic parks and scheduled ancient monuments.
The borough hosts over 3000 listed buildings and 43 conservation areas. Details of these can be found on the interactive map.
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