Chipstead Village


Conservation area review

A review has been undertaken of the existing Conservation areas. The proposals have been consulted upon to establish the views of properties in the proposed extension areas as well as any local bodies. An on-line meeting was held on 2nd October; there is a recording available. The final report is to go to Planning Committee in 2024. Details to be announced.

The Borough currently has 24 Conservation Areas. They are defined by the legislation as areas of special architectural or historic interest.  The Council has a statutory duty to regularly review designations and boundaries.  A review has been undertaken to assess the boundaries of existing Conservation Areas and potential new designations.  It recommends both an expansion of areas and extending existing areas. 

For Chipstead the expansion will:

(1) Extend the existing Chipstead Conservation area to include properties described as being at the north end of the village covering Walpole Ave, Doghurst Lane, parts of Coulsdon Lane, How Lane, the High Road and Starrock Lane, as well as Long Cottage and Hylton Barrow in Coulsdon Lane and Ashcroft Cottage in Hazlewood Lane as well as earlier houses at Hazelwood Farm, grade II listed, How Green as well as the Victorian Starrock Court with the remains of a 16th century barn at Starrock Farm. The properties covered include ones designed by Blair Imrie and other arts and crafts architects

The following properties in this area have been excluded - Mirador, Hedgeside, Woodlands and Whitethorne in Walpole Avenue; Laurel Bank and The Knoll in Starrock Lane; Crundale and Starrock Lodge in Starrock Green/ Coulsdon Lane. 

(2) Extend the Elmore conservation area with the addition of Elmore and the southern parkland of Shabden Park including the 18th century icehouse. 

More details available on the RBBC Planning Committee minutes here

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