Conservation areas

Conservation areas are designated zones which have special architectural and/or historic interest. There is a requirement under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1900 for councils to preserve or enhance the character and appearance of these areas.

There are seven conservation areas in Tamworth which are therefore subject to additional controls when planning applications are being determined.

Some are also subject to an Article 4 Direction, which further restricts development rights to protect the area’s heritage.

As part of the Planning Act, we are required to prepare and publish proposals for how the town’s conservation areas will be managed. You can read these below, together with detailed maps of each area and information on any Article 4 Directions.

Conservation Area Conservation Area Boundary Map Conservation Area Appraisal & Management Plan Conservation Management Plan Update Article 4 Direction
Albert Road/Victoria Street Albert Road/Victoria Street boundary map Albert Road/Victoria Street Appraisal & Management Plan Albert Road/Victoria Street Management Plan Update Albert Road/Victoria Street Article 4 Direction
Amington Green Amington Green boundary map Amington Green Appraisal & Management Plan Amington Green Management Plan Update Amington Green Article 4 Direction
Amington Hall Estate Amington Hall Estate boundary map Amington Hall Estate Appraisal & Management Plan Amington Hall Estate Management Plan Update N/a
Dosthill Dosthill boundary map Dosthill Appraisal & Management Plan Dosthill Management Plan Update N/a
Hospital Street Hospital Street boundary map Hospital Street Appraisal & Management Plan Hospital Street Management Plan Update Hospital Street Article 4 Direction
Tamworth Town Tamworth Town boundary map Tamworth Town Appraisal & Management Plan Tamworth Town Management Plan Update Tamworth Town Article 4 Direction
Wilnecote Wilnecote boundary map Wilnecote Appraisal & Management Plan Wilnecote Management Plan Update Wilnecote Article 4 Direction

Carrying out work in a conservation area

All buildings, old and new, have the potential to impact on the character and appearance of a conservation area, even if it’s on the outskirts rather than within it.

Any works proposed within a conservation area will require planning consent. There are also additional controls in place regarding demolition and facadism (where only the façade is retained).

Additional protection also applies to trees within a conservation area. Visit our page on trees for more information.

For help and advice on conservation areas and how it might impact any proposed work, contact our team at