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The Broomhill Conservation areaTaptonville rd

What is it?
Where is it?
Recent changes

What is it?
The Broomhill Conservation Area defines an area of special architectural interest that merits  special protection to conserve its particular local character. Conservation areas are subject to additional planning controls that are supposed to ensure that new developments are in keeping with the surrounding buildings. Broomhill was Sheffield's first conservation area, having been defined way back in 1974. The council commissioned an appraisal of the conservation area in 2007; this appraisal was carried out by specialist consultants working to guidance issued by English Heritage. The appraisal process is intended to provide a clear description of what is special about Broomhill, so that council planners can have a clearer idea of what it is they are seeking to conserve. Conservation Area appraisals are carried out with community consultation, and should consider whether any changes to the conservation area are needed.

Where is it?
The existing boundary is shown in the map that can be downloaded by following this link. Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to read this file.

Recent changes

BANG proposed that the conservation area should be enlarged by extending the boundary to include three new areas. Broadly these areas are: the Moor Oaks Triangle, Hallamgate Road, and Shore Lane. The new areas are all within the area that people understand as Broomhill and provided a more logical boundary. The new areas have their own distinctive character, interesting architectural styles and vistas, that enhance the sense of place.

The second recent change is Section 4 designation, which means a greater degree of protection for the conservation area through additional planning controls. It applies to both houses and commercial premises and means that many changes that would be permitted in other parts of the city, for example replacing windows, doors and garden walls, require planning permission. In essence, ANY alteration to the appearance of a building that is visible from the street requires permission. Details are given on the planning pages of the Council website.