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Your Borough Of Poole

Heritage, Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings

We have a team of conservation specialists committed to conserving and enhancing historic buildings and the natural environment. Our commitment to you is that we will use our best efforts to:

  • Promote the conservation of the natural and built environment within the Borough.
  • Where resources allow support conservation and enhancement schemes with grant aid and technical advice.
Conservation Areas
  • Assist local communities to enhance their local environment
  • Provide technical assistance and design guidance on request and as resources allow
  • Prepare guidance notes and leaflets on all aspects of conservation
  • Consult with local communities and landowners about the designation of new conservation areas
  • Keep an up to date review of locally listed buildings and a ‘buildings at risk’ register

Conservation and design advice is given on:

  • Listed Buildings (internal and external alterations and extensions)

  • Works to historic buildings in Conservation Areas (including demolition, new shop fronts and signage) and parks and gardens
  • Identifying Local Heritage Assets

  • Traditional methods of building repair

  • The design of new buildings and the public realm in Conservation Areas (including roads) and areas of townscape character

  • Archaeological potential and reports

Key Sources for Design and Conservation Information

Contact us


01202 633321

Planning & Regeneration Services
Civic Centre
BH15 2RU

Planning reception - visitor hours
Monday to Thursday - 9am to 5pm
Fridays - 9am to 4:30pm

Duty Officer
9am to 1pm