Kingston upon Thames » About Conservation Areas

Status and creation

Conservation areas have a legal status as areas "of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance".

All the borough’s streets and buildings make up its historic character. Centuries of growth has created distinctive local identities and each conservation area’s ‘special character’.

They can be created through a process of expert studies and public consultations with residents and local, regional and national bodies.

Source: RBK website, March 2018.