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APPENDIX III - CONSERVATION AREAS AND ARTICLE 4 DIRECTIONS

 

CONSERVATION AREAS

III.1 The 44 Conservation Areas within the Borough have been designated in accordance with legislation, the most recent being the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, and guidance provided by PPG15. Designation introduces a general control over the demolition of unlisted buildings (and where appropriate, unprotected trees) and provides the basis for policies designed to preserve or enhance the character or appearance that define an area’s special interest.

III.2 Individual properties complement their neighbours within a conservation area, contributing to the overall character and appearance, with applications being considered in accordance with Policies BE11, BE12, BE13 and BE14.

III.3 Since their original designation (dates as below) some conservation areas have had their boundaries revised, whether it be to extend the area, or on occasion, to remove a section. The current boundaries (as of July 2006) are displayed on the Proposals Map.

III.4 General descriptions of each area are provided below, with full policy statements being published as Supplementary Planning Guidance.

1. Aldersmead Road, Beckenham - Victorian and Edwardian detached and semi-detached houses (1989).

2. Alexandra Cottages, Penge - 1860s development by The Metropolitan Association for Improving the Dwellings of the Industrious Classes (1984).

3. Barnmead Road, Beckenham - Cator Estate development of Victorian detached and semi-detached villas (1985).

4. Kelsey Square, Beckenham - a small, homogeneous Victorian development (1977).

5. Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham - small group of 19th Century development (1993).

6. St George's, High St., Beckenham - St. George's Church and surrounding Victorian development (1977).

7. Belvedere Road, Anerley - primarily large Victorian villas built after the erection of the Crystal Palace (1973).

8. Bickley Park - primarily Arts and Crafts houses, including a number designed by leading architects of the movement (1986).

9. Broadoaks, Bromley - mainly 1930s neo-Tudor houses with spacious gardens (1989).

10. Bromley Common - group of listed and locally listed Georgian and Victorian houses (1987).

11. Bromley, Hayes and Keston Commons – 18th and 19th Century buildings dispersed around public commons (2000).

12. Bromley Town Centre - oldest part of town centre, including Market Square and Victorian shops (1985).

13. Broomhill, Orpington - small group of largely Victorian houses, set around a common (1989).

14. Cator Road, Penge - Victorian suburban development of large detached houses (1984).

15. Chancery Lane, Beckenham - small scale mainly 19th Century development (1973).

16. Chelsfield Village - rural village (1972).

17. The Chenies, Petts Wood - 1930s suburban development (1982).

18. Chislehurst - the village and surrounding commons: 18th Century village, affluent Victorian/Edwardian suburb, later low density housing in mature landscapes, common land and Green Belt (1971).

19. Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood - inter-war picturesque houses in vernacular style (1989).

20. Copers Cope Road, Beckenham – Victorian and Edwardian detached and semi-detached houses (1999).

21. Crystal Palace Park - substantial Victorian houses surrounding historic park (1989).

22. Cudham - historic village centre (1985).

23. Downe - rural village (1977).

24. Downs Hill, Beckenham - cohesive inter-war development mainly in neo-Tudor and neo-Vernacular styles (1989).

25. Durham Avenue, Bromley - suburban development dating from the 1880s to the present day (1989).

26. Farnborough Park - mainly inter-war, detached houses on large plots with a mature landscape (1989).

27. Farnborough Village - village centre (1979).

28. Garden Road, Bromley - spacious Arts and Crafts suburban development (1989).

29. Hayes Village - village centre (1982).

30. Keston Park - mainly inter-war detached houses on large plots with a mature landscape (1989).

31. Keston Village - rural village (1989).

32. Manor Way, Beckenham - Arts and Crafts houses, including a number by leading architects (1987).

33. Mavelstone Road, Bickley - Arts and Crafts houses, including a number by leading architects (1987).

34. Nash - rural hamlet (1989).

35. Orpington Priory - historic heart of Orpington, centred around ancient priory, extended to include oldest section of the High Street (1985).

36. Park Langley, Beckenham - Edwardian "garden suburb" development and later low density housing in a mature landscape (1989).

37. Penge High Street - two early Victorian almshouse groups, Victorian housing and shops (1977).

38. RAF Biggin Hill - Historic Battle of Britain airfield, core of operational and residential buildings (1993).

39. St. Mary Cray Village - village centre and Reynolds Cross (1979).

40. St. Paul's Cray Village - village centre and river meadows (1973).

41. Shortlands Road, Bromley - large Victorian detached houses set amongst mature trees (1989).

42. Southend Road, Beckenham - early Cator Estate development of large Italianate semi-detached villas dating from circa 1850, and fine 1950s block of flats (1990).

43. Station Square, Petts Wood – inter-war, neo-Tudor shopping parade (1997).

44. Sundridge Avenue, Bromley - Arts and Crafts suburban development (1988).

ARTICLE 4 DIRECTIONS

III.5 All development requires planning permission. The General Permitted Development Order 1995 lists a number of operations for which planning permission is given automatically and where no application to the Local Planning Authority is required - so-called permitted development rights. However, an Article 4 Direction can be used to remove specified permitted development rights granted under the Order from a defined area.

III.6 Where an Article 4 Direction is used to remove permitted development rights for certain forms of householder development in conservation areas approval by the Secretary of State is not required. Directions which remove other permitted development rights and those which do not relate to conservation areas require confirmation by the Secretary of State.

III.7 Article 4 Directions are in place in the following areas:

1. Alexandra Cottages, Penge – to preserve the special character and appearance of the Conservation Area (2004)

2. Barnmead Road, Beckenham (two within the Barnmead Road Conservation Area) - to preserve the special character and appearance of the Conservation Area (confirmed 1993 and 2000).

3. Biggin Hill Airport, land south of the Business Terminal - to control airport operational development (2001).

4. Chancery Lane, Beckenham (within the Chancery Lane Conservation Area) - to preserve the special character and appearance of the Conservation Area (1984).

5. Layhams Road, Keston - to control the erection and alteration of fencing and other means of enclosure (1995).

6. Vincent Square, Biggin Hill (within the Biggin Hill Conservation Area) - to preserve the special character and appearance of the Conservation Area (2000).

7. Waldens Farm, Crockenhill Road - to control agricultural operations, the siting of caravans and other development (1974).

 

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