Last edited 31 Aug 2016

Is Birmingham facing a conservation crisis

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In August 2016, The Birmingham Post reported recent issues in Birmingham city, claiming that ‘the historic fabric of some areas is now 'in crisis' as the authority has been forced to scrap several conservation areas because it cannot enforce regulations within them anymore’

The Post wrote:

The council's failure to support its own conservation policies has led to a heritage crisis in Birmingham, claim critics.

The historic fabric of some areas is now 'in crisis' as the authority has been forced to scrap several conservation areas because it cannot enforce regulations within them anymore.

A further six areas are also deemed to be "at risk" as buildings are modified or left to fall into disrepair, a report to the council's Conservation and Heritage Panel has revealed.

The three century-old conservation areas affected are the Ideal Village in Bordesley Green, the Austin Village in Longbridge, and the Hagley Road/Barnsley Road area in Edgbaston.

Read more at http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/crisis-future-birminghams-history-11733036

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