Conservation Areas are designated because they are “areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”. The council is pledged to protect and enhance these areas.
The designation of Conservation Areas is based on a number of factors and does not solely relate to the age of the buildings, for instance architectural interest and setting of an area are also important factors.
There are currently eleven Conservation Areas in Crawley:
If you are in a Conservation Area you have fewer permitted development rights and tighter planning controls. If you are planning any form of development, whether you would like to prune a tree, put up a satellite dish, or build a house, please read our Guide to Conservation Areas .
If you would like advice, or would just like to speak to someone about one of the Conservation Area's please contact the Forward Planning Team on 01293438644.
PUBLIC CONSULTATION: DRAFT WORTH CONSERVATION AREA STATEMENT
The council is inviting feedback on the draft Worth Conservation Area Statement, which has been published by the council for an extended eight-week Public Consultation period which begins on 17 July and closes at 5pm on 11 September 2017.
The draft Conservation Area Statement provides an update to the previous 2003 Conservation Area Statement. The role of the Worth Conservation Area Statement is to identify the key architectural or historical values of the area and the features that contribute to its special character and appearance. It sets out guidance that should be taken into account by development proposals and establishes wider management proposals for the future enhancement of the Conservation Area.
Paper copies of the draft document are available to view at the Town Hall and Crawley Library during normal office/opening hours.
Comments must be submitted in writing and be received by 5pm on 11 September 2017. Responses can be sent either by email or by post to: Forward Planning, Crawley Borough Council, Town Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley, RH10 1UZ
If you have any questions relating to this public consultation, please contact the Forward Planning team on 01293 438624 or email
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