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Areas and buildings of character and historic interest within the city that are subject to special planning controls.

Conservation areas are parts of the city where special planning controls apply. 

If you want to demolish a building or structure within a conservation area you may need planning permission for relevant demolition, 

All trees in conservation areas are subject to planning control.

Some properties within the Canning Circus, Sneinton, Strelley Village and Waterloo Promenade Conservation areas are subject to 'Article 4 Directions'. 

We have prepared Character Appraisals and Management Plans for many of the conservation areas. These set out detailed descriptions of the character and guidelines for planning decisions.

Buildings of special architectural or historic interest are 'listed', and are graded I, II* and II according to their importance.

Click here to find out if your property is a Listed Building

You will need to apply for listed building consent for most building work, internal and external, to a listed building. 

Find out more about listed buildings on the Historic England website 

The register identifies grade II listed buildings in poor condition in Nottingham. Click below to view the register

Nottingham Building at Risk Register


The council's Local List that contains heritage assets currently not given national protection through Historic England listing. Click below to see the list

Nottingham Local List - Heritage sites of Local Value in Nottingham

Heritage sites and projects in Nottingham. Click below to see our strategy

Nottingham Heritage Strategy

Owner's tenants and leaseholders may be eligible for a grant for historic buildings. Click below to view the Grants

Heritage Action Zone and Conservation Area Grants

The Heritage and Design team can be contacted by emailing

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