Conservation Area designation forms the first step of a continuous process to preserve and enhance the character and appearence of a designated conservation areas. PPG15 requires local authorities to assess their conservation areas periodically and this is often done by preparing a Conseravtion Area Appraisal. Conservation Area Appraisals should ideally be prepared prior to designation but this is not the case for many early designations. The Conservation Team is currently working on preparing Conservation Area Appraisals for all 26 of Kingston's Conservation Areas. This process will take time and a programme is to be formulated setting out when each appraisal will be prepared.
The draft Surbiton Town Centre Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Strategy Programme defines the special interest, character and appearence of the area, including buildings making a positive contribution, together with proposed changes to the boundary. The consultation period will run from the 14th January 2008 to 8th February 2008. To access the full appraisal, leaflet and consultation questionnaire please refer to the Surbiton Town Centre Conservation Area page via the link at the bottom of this page.
The Grove Crescent Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Strategy Programme defines the special interest, character and appearance of the area, including buildings making a positive contribution, and the proposed boundary. Public consultation on the appraisal was completed in July 2007 and the appraisal was adopted by the Executive on the 2nd October 2007. To view the appraisal, leaflet and consultation report please refer to the Grove Crescent Conservation Area page via the link at the bottom of this page.
We are currently undertaking public realm (spaces between buildings, e.g. streets, roads etc.) audits of all Conservation Areas. The audits study the condition and historic significance of the public realm. The results of the audit will be placed on the website when available.