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Find out more about conservation in Croydon and how we protect our heritage. You should check the guidance in this section if you're planning a development or making changes to your property.
Find out more about conservation and heritage, and what you must know if you're carrying out building work.
Conservation areas have special architectural or historic character. Planning permission is more likely to be needed for building work if it will affect a conservation area.
Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.
LHAs are areas with significant architecture, townscape or landscape. Decisions on planning applications in an LHA will take the area's special character into account.
There are 167 statutory listed buildings in Croydon. Listed building consent is required to do work to one of these buildings.
Locally listed buildings do not require listed building consent for development work, but the council will take the building's historic and architectural character into account in planning application decisions.
Nationally important parks and gardens in Croydon. The council will take the area’s special interest into account in planning application decisions.
Locally recognised parks and gardens. The council will take the area’s special interest into account in planning application decisions.
Scheduled Monuments are archaeological sites of national importance. Any changes to a Scheduled Monument need consent, which is administered by Historic England.
Archaeological Priority Areas (APAs) show where development might affect archaeological remains.
There are 3 volunteer-run CAAPs in Croydon that provide independent advice to the Council on heritage issues.
Information on new heritage designations, current and recent projects, consultations and engagement events.
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