Forestfields and Shrublands are two adjoining housing estates within Furnace Green that are located to the south of St Leonards Drive and Weald Drive. Both the Shrublands housing estate and in particular, the Forestfields housing estate, are also directly adjacent to Tilgate Park.
Although the two estates are different, they both contain a number of architectural and design features, which are characteristic of the time they were constructed in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. It is these features which give the area its special appearance and warrant the designation of the two estates as a Conservation Area. The particular features include; Architectural style; Materials; Layout of the buildings; Relationship of buildings to landscaping and open spaces; and Vehicular and pedestrian segregation.
The Conservation Area was designated on 15 October 1996 to protect the distinctive character and appearance of the area and to ensure that any development proposals are of a scale, form, and design that respects the existing character and setting. The Conservation Area Statement was revised in October 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. Ian Warren is responsible for the The Forestfield and Shrublands 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 438644.
The Forestfield and Shrublands CAAC provide comments on planning applications that are submitted within the Conservation Area. The group meets once every two months at the Shrublands Club House, Laurel Close, Furnace Green. If you would like to join, or get in touch with the CAAC then please contact the groups Chairman, Pam Ruel .
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