We want your views on the draft Hyde Farm Conservation Area Character Appraisal. The consultation runs from 30 November 2020 to 11 January 2021. Please share your views with us by email.
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’.
There are currently 62 conservation areas in the borough. Conservation Area designation brings with it controls over the demolition of some structures, restrictions on the exercise of some permitted development rights and control over works to trees. The Council can remove further permitted development rights in conservation areas through the making of Article 4 directions if it is considered expedient to do so for the proper planning of the area. Character appraisals describe what makes a conservation area of ‘special architectural or historic interest’. It is considered good practice to have a character appraisal for each conservation area. The Council has a rolling programme for the preparation of character appraisals and at present around half of Lambeth’s conservation areas have one. As part of the process of reviewing conservation area designations from time to time, the Council may revisit the boundaries of conservation areas when preparing character appraisals.
You can view the proposals here
Once consultation closes, all responses received will be given detailed officer consideration before any changes are made to conservation area boundaries.