There are 47 conservation areas in Bromley. The council has designed each one because of its special architectural or historic interest. Designation aims to protect an areas character and appearance by managing change in a sympathetic way. This is done through town planning legislation and the Local Plan (PDF - 8.11 MB) (Policies 41,42 and 43).
As conservation areas are designated under different legislation to the Local Plan, they can be created or amended during the life of the plan, consequently not all such areas are listed in Appendix 10.16 List of Conservation Areas of the Local Plan interactive document.
The council has adopted guidance for various conservation areas to help define the special architectural and historic interest of these areas and to clarify why they merits 'designation'
There are some additional planning controls in conservation areas and trees are given protection. Supplementary Planning Guidance notes have been prepared for most of our conservation areas to assist residents and developers. Find out more about making a planning application.
Designation of the Covert conservation area, the Thrifts conservation area and variation to the Chislehurst Road conservation area
The London Borough of Bromley has designated the Covert conservation area, the Thrifts conservation area and variation to the Chislehurst Road conservation area. The new conservation area boundaries can be viewed on the conservation areas interactive map.
The new and amended conservation areas were informed by Petts Wood historic area assessment independent report (PDF - 5.5 MB) prepared by the Built Environment Advisory and Management Service (BEAMS)
We are currently reviewing responses received during the consultation, before deciding whether or not to formally designate the proposed conservation areas. Any decision to designate the new/extended conservation areas is a matter for the council’s Executive.
Designation of Shortlands Village conservation area and variation to the Bromley Town Centre conservation area
The London Borough of Bromley has designated the Shortlands Village conservation area; and a variation to the Bromley Town Centre conservation area. The new conservation area boundaries can be viewed on the conservation areas map.
The new and amended conservation areas were informed by an independent report - proposed Shortlands Village conservation area (PDF - 3.8 MB) produced by the Built Environment Advisory and Management Service (BEAMS).
Conservation areas, listed and locally listed building locations
You can check whether your property is listed or locally listed and if it lies within a conservation area using our interactive map.
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