The Grove Crescent Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Strategy Programme (Stage 1) covers the whole of the conservation area and provides an analysis of the area's history and development, its architectural and townscape significance, whilst identifying issues affecting the area. The appraisal includes the character and appearance of both the buildings and the public realm. The management strategy programme summarises the positive and negative features in the area and the problems and pressures for change. It identifies opportunities for enhancement and finally considers small scale boundary changes. It will be followed by a set of management proposals at a future date (Stage 2).
Key stakeholders, including Ward Councillors, local amenity groups and English Heritage have been consulted on the first draft which has led to changes in response to their comments. Further comments are now being sought from residents, local businesses and other organisations within the conservation area.
The Council would be pleased to receive your views on the character appraisal and management strategy programme prepared for the Grove Crescent Conservation Area. To access these documents please refer to the links at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, they can be inspected at the Council's Environmental Services Reception, 2nd Floor, Guildhall 2, or at Kingston Library. Copies can also be purchased by contacting the Conservation Team via one of the following methods:
Directorate of Environmental Services
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
0208 547 5302
All comments on the Character Appraisal must be submitted by the 23 July 2007 via one of the above contact methods. Once the consultation exercise has been completed the results will be reported to the Kingston Town Neighbourhood Committee on the 20th September 2007 and the Executive on the 2nd October 2007, with any appropriate changes recommending adoption of the character appraisal, management strategy programme and boundary changes.
The Council will take the responses from the consultation into account before any decision is taken to approve the documents. Owners, occupiers and key stakeholders will receive a copy of the published leaflet when the studies have been adopted.