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Heritage and conservation

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Apply for listed building consent

Find out if you need listed building consent and how you can apply for it.


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Developing in a conservation area

See a list of conservation areas in the borough and check if you need to apply for planning permission.


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Blue Plaques

Blue Plaques commemorate famous people, places and historic events around the borough.


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Tree preservation orders

Apply for works to protected trees.


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Learn about Rochdale borough and its history.


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Middleton Townscape Heritage Initiative

Learn more about Edgar Wood and the heritage of Middleton Town Centre Conservation Area.


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We've a number of art galleries and museums across the borough, including the award-winning museum at Touchstones Rochdale.


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War memorials

Find out where you can pay your respects at local war memorials.


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Parks and gardens

Find parks and gardens in the borough and see Rochdale's rich historic and cultural heritage on the Parks and Gardens Walk.


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Regenerating the borough

Find out about the regeneration projects around the borough.


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Libraries

Services available in our libraries across the borough.


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Reference resources

Access a wide range of resources our library services subscribes to.