Our borough is steeped in history and has numerous green spaces and conservation areas for residents and visitors to enjoy. Ealing Council is running a consultation to ask for your views on the existing conservation areas and whether any new ones are needed.
These areas exist to manage and protect the special architectural and historic interest of a particular place – including, for example, any rare or unusual features that might make it unique.
To ensure that the council keeps you involved in how it plans to manage these special areas, the council is carrying out public and stakeholder consultations on a review of the areas between 3 February and 18 March. The key focuses for the review will be:
- Examining any significant changes to, and any impacts on, conservation areas over the last decade or so – in order to help assess whether these existing areas are still ‘fit for purpose’
- Looking at whether any changes are needed to conservation area boundaries, for example to enlarge or reduce them or if, in fact, new areas should be created
- Exploring whether any additional planning controls or guidance are needed to help preserve and enhance the special character of our conservation areas; these may include introducing restrictions on things like replacement windows or by providing more design guidance to promote the unique architecture of the area.