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Carshalton Village Conservation Area Character Appraisal

Carshalton Village Conservation Area Character Appraisal (adopted in September 2007) sets out an up-to-date understanding of the area's architectural and historic quality to ensure that it is protected and enhanced.

This includes details about the planning policy context, the origins of the area and its development, and the character of the Conservation Area in terms of its buildings and landscape. The document seeks to provide a clear definition of the qualities that make up the Conservation Area and therefore provide a sound basis for development control decisions.

The draft Appraisal was subject to community engagement in June / July 2007 when approximately 18 respondents made about 108 comments. The Strategic Planning Committee Report and Schedule of Responses sets out the consultation arrangement and consultation findings.

The Council is encouraged by English Heritage to prepare Management Strategies for all the conservation areas in the Borough. These Management Strategies will set out guidelines to manage change in the area and include an action plan for improving the heritage quality of the public realm. The Appraisal identifies the need for a Management Strategy for Carshalton Village Conservation Area, but also identifies the lack of resources required for preparing one. Therefore, a Management Strategy for Carshalton Village Conservation Area will be prepared as soon as the required resources become available.

The final Character Appraisal, Consultation Arrangements and Schedule of Responses can be accessed via the links below:

All these documents are available in the Carshalton and Sutton Libraries and the Council Offices in Sutton and Carshalton. For further information regarding the Carshalton Village Conservation Area please contact Strategic Planning by email at or telephone the switchboard on 020 8770 5070.

In August 2011 the Council commissioned a separate study for the buildings currently in Council ownership.  Here, you can view the pdf icon Carshalton Conservation Area Study of Council owned Buildings [2Mb].