Park Road Conservation Area was designated in June 1989 an extended in July 2008. The Area consists of 223 properties in an area of 5.6 hectares. The special character of this area is summarised as
"The area forms an early residential and commercial suburb of Kingston Town Centre dating from the mid 19th Century, which incorporates the historic London to Portsmouth route. It contains fine Victorian houses and survives as a local centre with two groups of shops of distinctive character around its key road juction."
A leaflet has been published for the Park Road Conservation Area and was distributed to all properties in the area in 2002. The leaflet can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page, or a copy collected from the Second Floor Reception of Guildhall 2, or a local library. Alternatively, contact the Conservation Team. This leaflet is now outdated following the July 2008 review and a revised conservation area leaflet will be produced in due course and distributed to all properties in the area
The orginal decision to designate this conservation area was made by the Development Committee of the Council. The report can be downloaded from the adjacent link:
|Development Committee Report (14th June 1989)|
The original proposal to designate this conservation area was made by the Development Committee of the Council. The report can be downloaded from the adjacent link:
|Development Committee Report (1st March 1989)|
|The consultation on the 1st alteration was considered by the Kingston Town Neighbourhood Committee. The report can be downloaded from the adjacent link:||Kingston Town Neighbourhood Committee (19th June 2008)|
|The decision on the 1st alteration was made by the Executive Committee. The report can be downloaded fro the adjacent link:||Executive Committee Report (22nd July 2008)|
Historical background material to the conservation area can be downloaded from the adjacent link:
The Park Road Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Strategy Programme (stage 1) was adopted by the Executive of the Council on 22nd July 2008. The preparation of the Character Appraisal and Management Strategy Programme included consultation with key stakeholders, including Ward Councillors, local amenity groups and English Heritage as well as full public consultation.
The Character Appraisal and Management Strategy 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 spaces between buildings, i.e streets, roads etc.) The Management Strategy Programme summaries the positive and negative features in the area and the problems and pressures for change. It identifies opportunities for enhancement and finally considers boundary changes. It will be followed by a set of management proposals at a future date (stage 2).
The adopted Character Appraisal and Management Strategy Programme can be accessed via links at the bottom of this page or a copy collected from the second floor Environmental Services Reception in Guildhall 2. Alternatively, contact the Conservation Team (details shown below)
Directorate of Environmental Services
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
Telephone: 0208 547 5002