Is Birmingham facing a conservation crisis
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.
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