About building conservation and urban design

The conservation team advises the development control team on planning applications affecting historic buildings and conservation areas.

They also systemically check the condition of the district's heritage, this goes back to 1998 at a national level with the birth of the English Heritage buildings at risk survey. English Heritage are responsible for producing a report on grade I and II* buildings entitled heritage at risk register 2018 - West Midlands. We, as part of an English Heritage pilot project have surveyed the grade II listed structures within the district which makes up around 90% of all listed heritage. View Lichfield district's grade II heritage at risk survey report.

If you wish to contact a conservation officer either:

Tel: 01543 308188/203 
Email: [email protected]

Responsibilities also include considering the need for new conservation areas and developing guidance to protect the character of the district's conservation areas.