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Brighton Road Conservation Area

The Brighton Road Conservation Area lies to the south of the historic core of Crawley, and developed around the junction of the 1848 railway line and the old main road between London and Brighton. The Conservation Area is centred on the railway crossing, with its listed signal box, and a number of other properties dating to the 1850s onwards which lie in its immediate vicinity. The most significant of these are the Railway Hotel, a substantial mid-19th century building now in use as a public house, and Nightingale House, the former London and County Bank, which dates to 1901.

The area was designated on 25 March 2009 to protect the distinctive character and appearance of the area, and to ensure that any nearby development proposals are of a scale, form, and design that respects the existing character and setting. The Conservation Area Statement was revised in 2009 and provides a character appraisal for the area and guidance that should be followed when any development takes place. The area was extended to the west along Springfield Road and West Street on 3 April 2013. You can view the Conservation Area Statement by clicking on the link below.

Conservation Area advice

We have Planning Officers designated to look after every Conservation Area. Anthony Masson is the Planning Officer responsible for the Brighton Road 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 438 761.

Southgate Conservation Area Advisory Committee (SCAAC)

SCAAC provides comments on planning applications that are submitted within Southgate Neighbourhood Centre Conservation Area, Malthouse Road Conservation Area, and Brighton Road Conservation Area. They also look after the designated areas ensuring the council are aware of potential issues. The group normally meets every other month at the Town Hall. If you would like to join, or get in touch with the CAAC then please contact the group secretary Bob Rashbrook .

Dates for meetings of SCAAC are:

  • Tuesday 18 August 2015 (Annual General Meeting)
  • Tuesday 20 October 2015
  • Tuesday 17 November 2015
  • Tuesday 19 January 2016
  • Tuesday 15 March 2016
  • Tuesday 17 May 2016
  • Tuesday 19 July 2016
  • Tuesday 16 August 2016 (Annual General Meeting)

All meetings commence at 6.30pm

Click on the link to view the minutes of the SCAAC.

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