Crawley High Street was first designated as a Conservation Area in November 1986. The site on which the Conservation Area is based has a long history, dating back to Norman times and beyond. The High Street includes a number of features which contribute to its character and setting. In particular, the buildings and open spaces have a unique relationship to one another. The area is characterised by a number of prominent features, including the area in front of The George known as the The Square, the wooden gallows, Broad Walk Piazza, and the War Memorial.
A key objective of the Conservation Area is to protect the open square, greens, small pedestrian alleyways and historic buildings from inappropriate development, and ensure that any new development is sympathetic to the character and appearance of the area.
The Conservation Area Statement was revised in December 1998 and provides a character appraisal for the area and guidance that should be followed when any development takes place. You can view the Conservation Area Statement by clicking on the link below.
We have a Planning Officer designated to look after every Conservation Area. Anthony Masson is responsible for the High Street Conservation Area and also attends the meetings of the Conservation Area Advisory Committee offering advice, guidance, and support. If you have any queries he would be more than happy to help. He can be contacted by email or phone on 01293 438761.
The 4C’s (Central Crawley CAAC) provides comments on planning applications that are submitted within Dyers Almshouses Conservation Area, High Street Conservation Area, St Peters Conservation Area, and the Sunnymead Flats Conservation Area. The group meets every two months at Crawley Town Hall If you would like to join, or get in touch with the CAAC then please contact Anthony Masson via the contact details above.
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