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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.
intended to guide and manage change through the promotion of good new
design which responds sensitively to historic context.
been written according to guidelines produced by
English Heritage and the
Planning Advisory Service.
Sustainability Appraisal Report
This report accompanies
the Colmore Row and Environs Conservation Area Character Appraisal
and Supplementary Planning Policies Supplementary Planning Document
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.
The consultation statement outlines the consultation process and gives details of the people consulted on the preparation of the SPD.