Conservation area reviews

We are proposing to make a number of changes to Basingstoke Canal, Farnborough Hill, Manor Park and St Michael's Abbey conservation areas.

Conservation areas are defined in law as 'an area of special architectural or historic interest the character of which it is desirable to preserve and enhance'. We are responsible for defining and reviewing conservation areas in the borough.  

As set out in the The Rushmoor Local Plan (2019), we are carrying out a comprehensive review of the borough's conservation areas. This is part of our overall strategy to protect and improve the heritage of the borough and its character.  

We are currently consulting on the following draft documents as part of the second phase of our Conservation Area Review Programme. Please note that all of the documents propose changes to conservation area boundaries: 

The documents should be read alongside the published pdf icon Conservation Area Overview Document [3Mb] that provides the context in which conservation areas in Rushmoor have been designated, which includes the legislative and planning policy framework as well as the geographic and historic setting of the borough. 

You can submit your feedback and comments by emailing or by post to the address below:

Planning Policy,
Rushmoor Borough Council,
Council Offices,
Farnborough Road,
GU14 7JU

Drop-in sessions 

Thank you to all that attended our virtual drop-in sessions on the 16 and 17 November and the drop-in event at the Council Offices on the 19 November. You can view the consultation event information using the links below:

This consultation closes on 13 December at 5pm

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