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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 statutory listed buildings or locally listed buildings.

There are 20 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.

Whilst most of the legal implications of living in a conservation area relate to buildings and development, the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 makes a special provision for trees in conservation areas.

Anyone proposing to cut down or carry out work to a tree in a conservation area is required to give the LPA six weeks prior notice. The purpose of this requirement is to give the LPA an opportunity to consider whether the tree preservation order (TPO) should be made in respect of the tree.

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Telephone: 01384 814136

Planning Help Desk
Development Management
Planning and Economic Development
Directorate of Place
4 Ednam Road
West Midlands

Opening Hours:

Planning Offices and Reception: Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 5pm
Note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays

Duty-planning officer: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Site inspections: Between 10am and 2pm daily

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