Conservation areas

Local planning authorities are obliged to designate as conservation areas any parts of their own area that are of special architectural or historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.

Local planning authorities also have a duty to review past designations from time to time to determine if any further parts of their area should be conservation areas.

Conservation area designation introduces a general control over the demolition of unlisted buildings and provides a basis for planning policies whose objective is to conserve all aspects of character or appearance, including landscape and public spaces, that define an area’s special interest.

Runnymede Borough Council are currently consulting on whether to designate a new Conservation Area at Caxton Avenue and Coombelands Lane, Addlestone. You can find more information about this on the Caxton Avenue Conservation Area page