Conservation Areas are designated because they are “areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”. We have pledged to protect and enhance these areas in Crawley.
The designation of Conservation Areas is based on a number of factors and does not solely relate to the age of the buildings. Architectural interest and setting of an area are also important.
There are currently eleven Conservation Areas in Crawley:
If you live in a Conservation Area you have fewer permitted development rights and tighter planning controls. If you are planning any form of development, whether you would like to prune a tree, put up a satellite dish, or build a house, please read our Guide to Conservation Areas .
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