Worth Conservation Area is situated just within the south eastern boundary of Crawley. Its borders run along the northern boundaries of Fieldgate and Beaufort Cottage, down the motorway, across to Balcombe Road, just south of the moat and northwards up Balcombe Road, Street Hill.
Worth Conservation Area was designated by the council in March 1987 when it was recognised that it was important to preserve and enhance the character of the setting of St. Nicholas’ Church, which has been described as one of the most perfect specimen of a Saxon building in England.
The Conservation Area Statement was revised in 2003 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 Planning Officers designated to look after every Conservation Area. Tom Nutt is the Planning Officer responsible for the Worth 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 438585.
The Worth CAAC provides comments on planning applications that are submitted within the Conservation Area or affecting it. They are a group of local people who care about the area and are always looking for ways to improve it. They also care for the wider area of Worth by looking after the Worth Way, arranging working parties to tidy vegetation, clear litter and plant trees or wildflowers in the area.
The group meets every other month at the Town Hall. If you would like to take part in any of the group’s activities, join the committee or simply get in touch with the CAAC, then please contact the Chairman, The Revd Canon Anthony Ball by email or telephone 01293 882229. You can also view the Worth CAAC Facebook page.
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