The Moor Pool area of Harborne was established in 1907 and was first designated as a conservation area in 1970. It is well known and recognised due to the style and character of the properties and also due to the large amount of green space thanks to grassy verges and trees, a bowling green, Moor Pool (pond) and a number of allotments. The Moor Pool Conservation area is a stark contrast to the Victorian terraced properties that are most common in other areas of Harborne as it was originally designed using the Garden City concept of increased green space in urban areas and has many features in common with nearby Bournville.
In 2006 The Moor Pool Conservation area became subject to what is known as an Article 4 Direction. This simply means that in order to retain the character of the area and properties planning permission is now often required for any works planned to properties as well as for the felling of trees.
Planning permission is currently required in The Moor Pool Conservation area for any works that can be seen from the road, from the bowling green and also the pool meaning some properties would need to obtain permission for work both on the front and rear. Alterations that would need to be approved by the planning department include changes to external doors and windows, building a new porch or extension, alterations to roofs, creations of parking areas and installing a satellite dish or aerial amongst others.
Here at The Harborne Sash Window Company we have worked closely with Birmingham City Council and the Moorpool Estate and have a timber ‘Moor Pool’ flush casement window specifically designed to suit the conservation area available to view in our showroom, located just a five minute walk from the Moor Pool area. We can also assist with planning applications for any residents as part of an order for an additional fee. To book an appointment to visit the showroom or to find out more speak to us on 0121 427 8800.