Alterations and developments in conservation areas

Conservation area appraisals and management strategies help us decide on the types of alterations and developments that are acceptable in our designated conservation areas. 

The information below provides further details about what these documents are, how they are used and what information they contain. 

What are conservation area appraisals and management strategies and how are they used? 

Conservation area appraisals and management strategies define the special character of a conservation area. They set out our approach for its preservation and enhancement. Generally, they include: 

  • an appraisal of the special character of the area 
  • lists of buildings and features which make a positive contribution to the character and appearance of the area 
  • lists of sites that have a negative impact on the conservation area or where an opportunity may exist for improvement of the area by redevelopment of a building or site 
  • management strategies which set out our policies and procedures for managing, monitoring and enforcing change in the area 

Not all documents have management strategies but, as older statements are reviewed, we will add them along with each appraisal document. 

These documents are useful to residents, community groups, businesses, developers and their professional advisers in preparing planning applications for proposed developments within conservation areas. We use these documents when we assess planning applications and also when scheduling highway maintenance and public realm improvement works. 

The following conservation area appraisals and management strategies have been adopted. 

Alexandra Road Estate 2000
Bartholomew Estate 2000
Belsize November 2002
Bloomsbury  April 2011
Camden Broadway  February 2009
Camden Square March 2011
Camden Town October 2007
Charlotte Street July 2008
Dartmouth Park January 2009
Denmark Street March 2010
Elsworthy July 2009
Eton November 2002 
Fitzjohns/Netherhall February 2001 
Fitzroy Square  March 2010
Hampstead October 2001
Hanway Street March 2011 
Harmood Street September 2005 
Hatton Garden  September 2017
Highgate October 2007
Holly Lodge Estate December 2012 
Inkerman  October 2001
Jeffreys Street  November 2002
Kelly Street March 2011
Kentish Town  March 2011
Kings Cross / St. Pancras  December 2003
Kingsway 2001
Mansfield December 2008
Parkhill and Upper Park July 2011
Primrose Hill 2000
Priory Road  2000
Redington/Frognal  January 2003
Regent's Canal September 2008
Regent's Park July 2011
Rochester December 2001
Seven Dials Estate 1998
South Hampstead (formerly Swiss Cottage)  February 2011
South Hill Park Estate January 2001
St. John's Wood  July 2009 
West End Green  February 2011
West Kentish Town September 2005