Austin Village Conservation Area
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Austin Village, a first world war housing estate of prefabs between Longbridge and Northfield, was designated as a conservation area in 1997.
The village was built to house workers from the Austin Motor Company. The original 200 bungalows were sold into private ownership after the war but many remain in near perfect condition.
In 1998 we restricted the type of work often permitted without planning permission to retain the character of this area. This is known as an Article 4 Direction. It means that planning permission is required from us to, for example, erect a wall or fence, dishes, porches etc. This only affects certain properties in the area.
A map showing the boundary of the conservation area is below along with the original designation report and details of the Article 4 direction.
Last Updated : 2nd July 2012