Southborough Conservation Area was designated in January 1979 and extended in January 1989, September 1991, and September 2009. The Area consists of 444 properties in an area of 7.5 hectares. The special character of this area is summarised as:-
"An area of large detached houses dating from the 1860s -1930s surrounding Southborough House, an 1808 Grade II listed building by the architect John Nash."
A leaflet has been published for the Southborough 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 Council Contact Centre, or a local library.
The original decision to designate and extend this conservation area was made by the Technical Services Committee and Development Committee of the Council. The reports can be downloaded from the adjacent link:
|An E-Petition from the Southborough Residents Association and the Council’s initial response to prepare a full Character Appraisal and Management Strategy Programme, including a boundary review as requested in the E-petition was considered by the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee. The report can be downloaded from the adjacent link:||Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee (12th November 2008)|
|Historical background material to the conservation area can be downloaded from the adjacent link:||
1868 Historical Map
1895 Historical Map
1932 Historical Map
1952-1959 Historical Map
The Southborough Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Strategy was adopted by the Council's Executive in September 2009.
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 summarises 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.
The Character Appraisal and Management Strategy can be accessed via links at the bottom of this page or a copy can be inspected at the Council’s Contact Centre, Guildhall 2. Alternatively, copies can also be purchased by emailing email@example.com
The special architectural or historic interest that provides the character of Southborough Conservation Area derives from the following features:
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