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Bristol is one of Britain's most attractive cities. The quality and extent of its historic environment make it a unique and distinctive city.
The rich variety of Bristol’s historic environment includes:
- villages like Westbury-on-Trym and Stapleton
- beautiful open spaces like the Downs and the Frome Valley
- a medieval centre
- Georgian suburbs of Clifton and Queen Square and
- the historic dockside.
We provide specialist advice which helps shape the continuing evolution of the city. We do this by working with colleagues in Planning to assess changes which affect the historic environment.
We also produce documents such as Conservation Area Character Appraisals. These provide guidance on how the City can continue to change whilst keeping its character.
For more advice on conservation, please visit the Conservation Advice and Policy page.
Shaping Quality Places
The conservation officers work within the City Design Group at Bristol City Council. The Group comprises of two multi-disciplinary teams – Place Shaping and Urban Design and Conservation.
All parts of our services are helping to shape new quality places throughout Bristol. They are also helping to improve the quality of existing neighbourhood areas and sites.
As well as conservation advice, our services include:
- Archaeology Information and Advice
- Building for Life assessments
- City Design Initiative
- Community Involvement
- Legible City projects
- Landscape Architecture advice and projects
- Physical Regeneration (Place-shaping) advice and projects
- Public Art commissions
- Urban Design advice.
For more information visit the City Design Group pages.
BRERC holds biodiversity and geodiversity records for the West of England area. Its services include surveying including Phase 1 and NVC surveys, targeted species surveys and site checks and data searches for conservationists and planners. BRERC website.