Conservation Area Reviews

The Council's Local List consultation has been launched, and will run until 23 June. Have your say.


The Council has been awarded design quality grant funding from the government. The Council has utilised some of this funding to appoint consultants Purcell to undertake a review of some of the borough's conservation areas and also to review the Council's locally listed buildings.

Conservation Area Appraisals

Egham Hythe

The consultants have produced a draft appraisal for  Egham Hythe Conservation Area Icon for pdf Egham Hythe Conservation Area Draft Appraisal [9.09MB], which is out for consultation from 11 March - 23 April (5pm). A hard copy of the appraisal is available to view at Runnymede Civic Centre. A hard copy of the appraisal is available to view at Runnymede Civic Centre. The consultants attended the Hythe Centre on 2 April to answer queries about the draft appraisal - a copy of the A1 display boards can be found here Icon for pdf A1 Boards Egham Hythe - 05Mar19 [3.5MB].

Comments and completed questionnairesIcon for worddocuments Egham Hythe Heritage Questionnaire [18.78KB] can be sent to or sent to the Planning Policy and Strategy Team at the Council's postal address.


The consultants have now produced a draft appraisal for Chertsey:Icon for pdf Chertsey Conservation Area Appraisal Part 1 Draft [9.7MB] ,Icon for pdf Chertsey Conservation Area Appraisal Part 2 Draft [7.47MB] , which was consulted upon from Monday 21 January until Sunday 3 March. A hard copy of the appraisal is available to view at Runnymede Civic Centre adjacent to the library. A hard copy of the appraisal is available to view at Runnymede Civic Centre adjacent to the library. A hard copy is also available to view at Chertsey Museum. The consultants attended Chertsey Museum on Thursday 24 January from 4pm until 7pm to answer queries about the draft appraisal. The A1 boards displayed at the event can be found here Icon for pdf A1 Boards Chertsey January 2019 [9.85MB].

Comments and completed questionnaires: Icon for worddocuments Heritage Questionnaire [18.19KB] can be sent to or sent to the Planning Policy and Strategy Team at the Council's postal address.


The Council's consultants have now produced a draft Conservation Area appraisal for Egham Town Centre, which proposes that some areas are removed from the Conservation Area and some areas are added in to the Conservation Area. The consultants also make recommendations for the continued protection and enhancement of the Conservation Area, which are summarised here: Icon for pdf Egham Consultation Leaflet November 2018 [4.73MB]. The draft appraisal can be viewed here:Icon for pdf Egham Conservation Area Appraisal Consultation Draft November 2018 [8.89MB] and a hard copy is also located in the Civic Centre reception area and Egham Library. A consultation on the draft Conservation Area took place between Thursday 8th November 2018 and Wednesday 2nd January 2019 and the Consultation Area Appraisal will go before Planning Committee in the spring before it is adopted.

During the consultation, an open event took place on Tuesday 4 December at 19/21 Station Road North, Egham between 2-8pm. The consultation boards from the event held on 4 December can be found here:Icon for pdf A1 Boards Egham 27th November 2018 [5.41MB]

Conservation Area Appraisals

The Council's appointed consultant is interested in gathering material held by local groups and the community, to inform their work in reviewing the conservation areas and producing up-to-date appraisals for each conservation area. This includes historic information and thoughts on issues or risks to the special character of the specific conservation areas.

The first conservation area being reviewed is Egham town centre followed by Chertsey and Egham Hythe. Once information has been collated and site visits undertaken, the consultants will produce a draft conservation area appraisal. We will be inviting the community to review and comment on the draft appraisals. A consultation event will be held by the consultants in the relevant conservation areas. Individuals will be welcome to attend to give thoughts and feedback on the draft conservation area work. Please visit this web page for updates. The draft appraisal will also be available on this webpage during the consultation period.

If you have any relevant information to feed in to the conservation areas, you can send this to, which will then be forwarded to the consultants. You should put in the subject heading the conservation area your comments relate to. The deadline for receiving material is 14 September 2018 for Egham town centre and 7 December 2018 for Chertsey and Egham Hythe.

It is envisaged the remaining conservation areas will be reviewed in 2019. If you have information relating to the remaining four conservation areas (Basingstoke Canal, Englefield Green, Thorpe and Wey Navigation), you can send this now and the information will be retained until the work on these conservation areas begins.

Local list

The Local List includes buildings and structures in addition to those on Historic England's national list. The Local List includes heritage assets that are locally important. Whilst these assets are not statutorily designated and do not provide additional planning controls, they can be a material consideration when determining planning applications. 

Purcell have reviewed the existing local list for Runnymede. The draft list can be found hereIcon for pdf Runnymede Draft Local List [4.03MB] and includes reasons for inclusion. Not all nominations received have been included on the Local List. The following document sets out the reason that a nominated asset has not been recommend for inclusionIcon for excel Runnymede Local List - justifications for entries not included - Public Consultation Draft [15.29KB].

A consultation on the Local List is now taking place from 13 May until 24 June, 5pm. A consultation event is taking place on Tuesday 4th June, 1:30-4:30pm at the Civic Centre for interested parties to pop in and chat with the consultant on the contents of the Local List. A questionnaireIcon for worddocuments Local List Questionnaire [13.84KB] is available to fill in and comments can be sent to

Although the timeframe for nominations to be received has now closed, if people still wish to submit sites for consideration, when the Local List is next updated (in at least 3 years), a FormIcon for worddocuments Local List Nomination Form [24.71KB] can be submitted to If you know of any buildings/structures that are worthy of consideration, please complete the form, taking account of the criteria below. 

The criteria for locally listed buildings

Heritage assets must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for local listing:

1. They must be a building or built structure.

2. They must have heritage interest that can be conserved and enjoyed. There are two main types of heritage interest - historic interest and architectural interest.

3. The heritage interest they possess must be of value to the local community i.e. beyond personal or family connections, or the interest of individual property owners.

4. They must have a level of interest and value that is greater than the general surrounding area.

The nomination form asks that you demonstrate how your nominated building or structure meets the above criteria for inclusion on the local list.

Please note if explanation, evidence or justification is not included, the nomination may not be considered.

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