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Conservation Areas in the Borough


The Civic Amenities Act 1967 required Local Planning Authorities to consider designating suitable parts of their areas as Conservation Areas. Such designations were subsequently brought within the purview of Section 277 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971.

In March 1971 Kingstons' first Conservation Areas were designated. Numbered CA 1, 2 and 3; they were Kingston Old Town, Old Malden and St Andrews' Square.

From 1990 onwards, designations were made under Sections 69 and 70 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

By the year 2000 a total of 22 Conservation Areas had been designated, they included about 5549 properties in 215 hectares, covering 6% of the Borough.

In 2003 and 2004, four more Conservation Areas were designated, bringing the total number to 26, adding a further 550 properties in 85.8 hectares.