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.
On 3 April 2013 members of Crawley Borough Council resolved to designate five areas as new Conservation Areas due to their “special architectural and historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”. This included three areas in Southgate.
However, during this process there were requests made for additional areas also to be designated as conservation areas. Therefore, further assessment is being made regarding the value of these additional areas and a report will be prepared by the end of 2013. The additional areas are:
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