Broomhill Conservation Area

Broomhill Conservation Area is located in the suburbs of Sheffield, about 2km west of the City Centre. It lies in a wholly urban setting, just north of the Botanical Gardens.

The special interest that justifies the designation of the Broomhill Conservation Area comes from the following, but not exclusively:

  • architectural and historic interest of the 19th Century buildings, at least 20 of which are listed buildings
  • good examples of 19th Century middle class villas in Gothic and Classical styles
  • good examples of 19th Century terraced housing
  • planned Victorian developments, eg Rutland Park
  • important historical architecture from prominent local architects, such as Flockton and Abbott
  • historic stone floors, old lamp columns, iron railings and stone boundary walls
  • widespread mature trees and hedges

Date of designation and Appraisal

Broomhill Conservation Area was designated on 2 March 1977 and has had several boundary changes since that time.

In our duty to periodically review historic areas and publish proposals for their future preservation and enhancement, we undertook a Conservation Area Appraisal and produced a Management Plan. The Appraisal and Management Plan was adopted on 17 December 2007.

One of the main outcomes from the Appraisal was the desire by local people to have an Article 4 Direction to remove "permitted development rights" and resist inappropriate alterations to property.

Article 4 Direction

An Article 4 Direction in 2009 was brought in to Broomhill to help control any changes that may harm the special character of the Conservation Area. This means that many alterations to properties within the area now require planning permission.

Contact Sheffield Conservation Unit

Howden House
4th Floor
1 Union Street
S1 2SH

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