Views wanted on Englefield Green Conservation Area

7/4/21

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Englefield Green has been covered by a conservation area since 1970, and as part of our normal schedule of assessments, the area is now due for an appraisal.

Runnymede Borough Council and Surrey County Council are working together on the appraisal, and both councils would like to receive local people's opinions about the conservation area.

The councils would like to know:

  • What's good about the conservation area?
  • What detracts from it?
  • What opportunities are there to enhance the conservation area?
  • Is the current boundary appropriate?

Please send your thoughts on these questions and any other opinions you might have about the conservation area to our Planning Policy team or write to

Planning Policy, Runnymede Borough Council, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2AH.

The closing date for comments is 24 May 2021.

The purpose of the appraisal is to identify what is special about the conservation area and to make it clear which features should be preserved and enhanced.

The appraisal will look at the history of Englefield Green and identify the key events which influenced its development and architecture.

An assessment will then be made as to how this interest is evident today through the character and appearance of the area.

A Conservation Area Management Plan will set out what needs to be done to preserve and enhance the area. This will include identifying schemes for the preservation and enhancement of the area, existing control measures and potential changes to permitted development rights.

As part of this process an audit will be carried out which assesses what contribution buildings make to the area, including identifying designated and undesignated heritage assets. A review will also be carried out of the boundaries to ensure that these continue to reflect the special interest of the area.

Read more about the history of the Englefield Green Conservation Area.