Our next public meetings is a subject close to all our hearts: conservation.
Wednesday 20th September 7.30pm at the Judge lecture Hall, Tiffins School, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6RL. Click here to see a map of the area
Our public meetings will resume in September with a subject close to our heart: conservation.
Rebecca Eng, Kingston Council’s Heritage and Conservation Lead will introduce two key items intended to improve the management and quality of Conservation Areas in the borough: forthcoming engagement on Conservation Area General Guidance and updates to Conservation Area Appraisals & Management Plans (starting with Kingston Old Town, The Groves and Southborough Conservation Areas).
This is the first time in 15 years that the council is reviewing its Conservation Areas, and it is important that local knowledge and value informs the appraisal work. So the council is developing these with the three Conservation Area Advisory Committees, and will be inviting representatives from KTS, local Residents’ Associations, heritage societies and more, to join them.
Please come along to find out more and ask any questions!
(Interesting interview with Rebecca Eng talking about her work here)
There are 26 conservation areas in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, covering 7.4% of the borough (about 277 hectares) and containing over 6000 postal addresses.
You can see the boundaries of conservation areas, buildings of townscape merit and listed buildings on our heritage map.
What does a CAAC do? The main part played by a CAAC in the planning process is to provide a local focus and local knowledge in respect of conservation and heritage matters.
The work of the CAACs focuses on commenting upon planning and conservation area consent applications.
They can also recommend buildings for statutory listing by contacting English Heritage, assist in reviews of our register of local listed buildings of merit, and make comments on the contents of draft conservation area character appraisals and other draft planning policies.