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Conservation areas

Southgate Neighbourhood Centre

The Southgate Neighbourhood Centre Conservation Area is located to the south of Crawley town centre and lies within the neighbourhood of Southgate. 

Southgate is one of the earlier examples of Crawley’s New Town neighbourhoods and was completed between 1955 and 1957. According to the initial masterplan, this neighbourhood was intended to be “the largest of the nine neighbourhoods”, although the local centre distinguishes itself from other neighbourhoods in Crawley by its smaller size. The proximity of the parade, the pub and the school as well as their carefully thought out spatial relations and architecture creates a strong sense of focus in this neighbourhood. 

The conservation area was designated on 3 April 2013 to protect its special architectural and historical interest, and to ensure that any development proposals are of a scale, form, and design that respects its existing character and setting. A conservation area statement is still to be produced, though once prepared and adopted it will provide a character appraisal for the area and will set out guidance that should be followed when any development takes place.

Conservation Area Advisory Committee (CAAC)

Southgate CAAC provides comments on planning applications that are submitted within Southgate Neighbourhood Centre Conservation Area, Malthouse Road Conservation Area, and Brighton Road Conservation Area.