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Colmore Row and Environs Conservation Area
 
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Colmore Row and Environs Conservation Area - Character Appraisal and Supplementary Planning Policies

Colmore Row - Cornwall Building
Colmore Row - Cornwall Building

The Colmore Row and Environs Character Appraisal and Supplementary Planning Policies were adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document to the Birmingham Plan on 21 December 2006.

Colmore Row and Environs Conservation Area

Colmore Row and Environs Conservation Area was designated in October 1971 and extended in March and then July 1985. The conservation area lies at the civic and commercial heart of Birmingham and reflects its development from a prosperous market town to a great provincial city. Its significance lies in the quality and diversity of its architecture, particularly that of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and it contains a number of buildings of exceptional interest and national importance.

Aims and Intentions - Character Appraisal and Supplementary Planning Policies

The character appraisal identifies the special interest of Colmore Row and Environs Conservation Area and provides a definition of its character. It describes the history of the area’s development and identifies its characteristic building types and architectural styles, streetscapes, views, open spaces and local and national significance. The appraisal also briefly outlines the economy of the conservation area and lists the factors leading to the loss and erosion of its character.

The supplementary planning policies provide the framework for the preservation and enhancement of the character of Colmore Row and Environs Conservation Area as defined in the appraisal.

They are intended to guide and manage change through the promotion of good new design which responds sensitively to historic context.

They have been written according to guidelines produced by English Heritage and the Planning Advisory Service.

Colmore Row and Environs Supplementary Planning Document
Download PDF Colmore Row and Environs Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Supplementary Planning Policies (1.0Mb.PDF)

Sustainability Appraisal Report

This report accompanies the Colmore Row and Environs Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Supplementary Planning Policies Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

In this report, we summarise the background to the preparation of the SPD, how we identified and assessed the significant social, environmental and economic effects of the SPD, and how this has influenced its content.

It is a requirement of the new planning system to publish a report such as this alongside the SPD.

Adopted Sustainability Appraisal Document
Download PDF Sustainability Appraisal Report (153Kb .PDF)

Supporting Documents

The consultation statement outlines the consultation process and gives details of the people consulted on the preparation of the SPD.

Consultation Statement
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