A review has been undertaken of the existing Conservation areas and at the potential for extending these areas and designating new ones that meet the criteria. The proposals will be consulted upon to establish the views of properties in the areas and any local bodies. Consultation began. Zoom meeting to be arranged in September with officers and Councillors so that residents can voice their concerns and comment upon the proposals. Details as yet to be announced.
The Borough currently has 24 Conservation Areas. They are defined by the legislation as areas of special architectural or historic interest. The Council has a statutory duty to regularly review designations and boundaries. A review has been undertaken to assess the boundaries of existing Conservation Areas and potential new designations. It recommends both an expansion of areas and extending existing areas. The expansion will include houses in Walpole Avenue by Blair Imrie and other arts and crafts architects, a similar group in Doghurst Lane, Coulsdon Lane and Starrock Lane as well as earlier houses at Hazelwood Farm, grade II listed, and How Green as well as the Victorian Starrock Court with the remains of a 16th century barn at Starrock Farm.
More details available on the RBBC Planning Committee minutes here