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Conservation areas

A conservation area is "an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance" (Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990).

Walsall Council designates conservation areas within the borough. We use our powers under planning legislation, with the intention of ensuring that alterations and new buildings preserve or enhance the conservation area's character.

Where are Walsall's conservation areas?

There are currently 18 conservation areas across the borough. We are always interested in identifying other locations that merit conservation area status, and in revising the coverage of the conservation areas that already exist.

You can download pdf maps of current conservation areas below:


Some of these files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you use assistive technology and need a version of a document in a more accessible format, please contact us. We shall either provide you with an accessible version, or (in the case of maps and drawings) talk to you to explain the contents.

Current conservation areas in Walsall Borough

Conservation area


Designation date/date of last amendment


37.02 ha

25 March 1980

Arboretum (Walsall)

30.86 ha

19 April 1989

Bloxwich High Street

3.40 ha

18 October 2002

Bloxwich Park


13 December 1989

Bradford Street

5.97 ha

17 April 1991

Bridge Street

7.21 ha

13 July 1983

Caldmore Green

1.44 ha

18 March 1987

Church Hill

20.66 ha

9 March 1979


6.86 ha

7 February 1977

Elmore Green (Bloxwich)

7.82 ha

19 April 1990

Great Barr

774.42 ha

12 January 1996


10.13 ha

12 October 1994

Lichfield Street

10.71 ha

6 July 1988

Old Pelsall

4 03ha

20 August 1986

Old Rushall

6.97 ha

26 October 1983

Pelsall Common

51.50 ha

2 March 1979

Walsall Locks

5.54 ha

18 March 1987


7.71 ha

28 January 1977

Permission to carry out works within a conservation area

You will need to get planning permission before carrying out certain works. This is in addition to the things for which you already need to obtain planning permission, listed building and conservation area consent.

You'll also need to get our permission (conservation area consent) for any demolition of a building. 

If you wish to fell or do other work to a tree, you must give us six weeks' notice of your intention.

Benefits of conservation areas

Physical change is carefully designed to respect architectural and historic interest makes an area attractive. A good quality environment can mean better-that-average property values.

Article 4(2) Direction

An Article 4 Direction gives planning authorities greater power to control some development where there are special reasons for doing so. This means that planning permission has to be obtained for a greater number of alterations to existing buildings, other new buildings, and some works to land. You can find out more about Article 4(2) Directions in Walsall

Contact us if you would like to discuss any application that you may have within an Article 4(2) Direction, or would like some advice from us.