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A Conservation Area is an area of special historical or architectural interest that we intend to preserve or enhance.

We have identified 22 Conservation Areas in Dudley Borough. Some are canal centred, some are set around open space or canals and others around local shopping or residential centres. They are a particularly important part of the Borough's heritage, which the Council is committed to preserving and enhancing.

  • Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest and fine examples of the Borough's unique and varied heritage. They invariably have a concentration of historic buildings many of which are statutorily listed buildings or locally listed buildings.
  • Conservation areas in Dudley Borough all reflect a local distinctiveness - that is they reflect the style of the area and have developed over many years. They normally include many varied features, both special and commonplace.
  • Their character and attraction comprise more than buildings alone. The uses they are put to and the spaces around and between them are also important. A conservation area, therefore, protects the whole area and not just the buildings within it.
  • The aim of designation is to control and manage change to conserve what is special about the area and, where possible, improve it.
  • The designation of a conservation area can attract heritage based funding that would not otherwise be available.
  • Conservation Areas are designated by Dudley Council, following public consultation. From time to time the Council reviews the areas and their boundaries.

The 22 conservation areas across the borough are detailed in the table below:

Name of Conservation Area Date of Original Designation Date(s) of amendments/extensions
All Saints, Sedgley October 1983
Brierley Hill High Street March 2009
Bumble Hole, Netherton June 1995
Castle Hill, Dudley February 1975 March 2005
Church Road, Oldswinford February 1975
The Coppice, Coseley January 1970 26th May 2022
Delph 'Nine' Locks, Brierley Hill February 1976 April 2007
Dudley Town Centre Conservation Area March 2005 October 2015
High Street, Stourbridge February 1975 September 2005
The Leasowes, Halesowen February 1976
Love Lane, Oldswinford September 1976 April 1998
Lutley Mill, Lutley February 1975 26th May 2022
Mushroom Green April 1970 October 1977
Oak Street, Coseley November 1969
Parkhead Locks, Dudley May 1981
Stourbridge Branch Canal (Amblecote) March 1987 April 2007
Stourbridge Branch Canal (Canal Street) October 1982 April 2007
Stourbridge Sixteen Locks, Wordsley September 1976 January 1980, 1983 and April 2007
The Village, Kingswinford November 1969
Wollaston Conservation Area January 1991
Wordsley Church, Wordsley October 1969
Wordsley Hospital December 2005