There are two colourful and informative documents which tell residents everything there is to know about Croydon's conservation areas:
The first, Conservation Area General Guidance, giving as you'd expect, general guidance. Click here to download.
The second specifically about what it means to live in our conservation area, the East India Estate Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan. Click here to download.
Please comment (in favour or against) whenever you can, this helps Council Planners support residents' views.
The best comments are those that relate to the planning framework. Below are some reasons you could use in your comments. You can’t object on the basis that the development will reduce the value of your own property.
Layout and density of building (ie accomodation for too many people)
Over development of site
Loss of light or overshadowing (relevant for immediate neighbours)
Overlooking / loss of privacy (relevant for immediate neighbours)
Visual amenity (eg. removing the chimneys)
Adequacy of parking (relevant for those living in the same road)
Traffic generation (relevant for those living in the same road)
Noise and disturbance resulting from use
Effect on listed building and conservation area
Landscaping (loss of trees / any green garden)
Design, appearance and materials
To comment on a planning application:
Click on the link for the relevant application (listed below) and then scroll down to the Neighbour Representations section and click on the “click here” link.
In the “Application Comment Form”, click on the “If you do not have a reference number click here” link.
And complete the form.
If you have planning application questions of your own, check out the interactive house (remember, we're in a conservation area)
Living in a Conservation Area. Click here for some guidelines from HOME.
Current Applications in H.O.M.E Roads
A history of planning applications dating back many years can be found on the Croydon Council Planning Pages.
Click here and type the name of the road in the address box.