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Information and advice regarding the conservation of our historic and natural environments. Find out about listed buildings, conservation areas, buildings at risk, tree protection, and more.

There are 15 designated Conservation Areas in Ipswich.
About conservation and urban design at Ipswich Borough Council.
The Ipswich Conservation and Design Panel is a formally constituted body which meets monthly to consider built design issues within the Borough and make recommendations to council officers.
Some areas and some buildings are particularly susceptible to harm caused by a succession of small changes. An Article 4 Direction means that planning permission is required for those changes that would normally be permitted development.
Heritage crime is "any offence which harms the value of England's heritage assets and their settings to this and future generations".
In recent decades Ipswich has been remarkably fortunate in ensuring that very few of its protected historic buildings have been destroyed.
The Ipswich Historic Churches Trust's primary objective is the preservation and maintenance of redundant churches of all denominations which are of historical or architectural value, for public benefit.
About the work of the River Action Group.
Damp is something that strikes a chord with anyone who cares for a property and there is no doubt that the main enemy of historic buildings is water.

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Conservation and Urban Design,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 432934