We want your views on our proposals to make changes to the boundaries of the Brixton Conservation Area. The consultation runs from 30 November 2020 to 11 January 2021. Please share your views by completing our survey.
We want your views on our proposals to make changes to the boundary of the Brixton Conservation Area.
The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 defines conservation areas as ‘areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’. The Act requires Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) to revisit conservation area designation ‘from time to time’.
The redevelopment of the Your New Town Hall project has resulted in a new pattern of development which is not in keeping with the existing conservation area (CA) boundary. For example, the CA boundary currently runs through the middle of the new Civic Centre, whilst Brook House (a modern block of flats on the corner of Porden Road and Brixton Hill) is within the CA. The proposals seek to update the CA boundary to include the Civic Centre (because of its civic and townscape importance), but to exclude Brook House because it is not a development type characteristic of the conservation area.
Once consultation closes, all responses received will be given detailed officer consideration before any changes are made to conservation area boundaries.