Conservation and Heritage

Stoke-on-Trent has a rich historic landscape including:

  • over 250 listed buildings
  • more than 400 locally listed buildings
  • 23 conservation areas
  • 5 scheduled ancient monuments
  • over 1,500 archaeological sites; and
  • 5 historic parks and gardens

The city’s unique character is largely the result of its industrial development.  The area’s involvement in coal mining, iron working, brick and tile making and pottery manufacturing has had a major impact on upon the landscape and the development of the settlement, and has left behind a fascinating range of archaeological remains throughout the city.

These are all regarded as “heritage assets” under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which sets out the governments planning policies on the conservation of the historic environment. This is also supported by a Practice Guide of the Planning Policy Statement 5: Planning for the Historic Environment which is still current Government Guidance.

The Planning Policy and Design team is responsible for managing change to the city’s heritage assets and protecting what is special about Stoke-on-Trent and ensuring that it forms part of the city’s regeneration.  Conservation and archaeology officers can provide advice on all aspects of conservation and heritage. 

Please use the links on the left for further information on all aspects of conservation and heritage.

Contact Details:

Planning Policy and Design
City Renewal
PO Box 630
Civic Centre
Glebe Street
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 1HH

Tel: 01782 236680
Fax: 01782 232171
Email: heritage@stoke.gov.uk

Office Opening Hours:

8.45am - 5pm Monday - Thursday
8.45am - 4.30pm Friday
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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