Conservation, listed buildings and the historic environment

Conservation, listed buildings and the historic environment

We look after the historic environment of Bristol by making sure that certain buildings and areas are given proper consideration during planning proposals.

We provide specialist advice to owners, planning agents, researchers and the general public on a wide range of conservation issues, including how to repair historic buildings.

Find out more about our vision for Bristol's heritage in our framework document (pdf, 4.2MB) (opens new window) .

Heritage guidance document

Planning and listed building applications usually require a heritage statement to be produced to support proposals.

See our Heritage Guidance document (pdf, 5.3MB) (opens new window) for help in producing these statements.

  • Listed buildings

    Find out how buildings get listed and how to apply for consent if you need to make repairs or alterations.

  • Conservation areas

    Find out about the conservation areas in Bristol and what this means if you want to develop in one.

  • Local list of valued buildings

    Find out about buildings, structures and sites that aren't listed but we want to protect.

  • Historic Bristol

    Find out about the history of Bristol and what we do to protect it.