We consulted on 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 consulted on the following draft documents as part of the second phase of our Conservation Area Review Programme between the 1 November to the 13 December. Please note that all of the documents propose changes to conservation area boundaries: 

The documents should be read alongside the published Conservation Area Overview Document which 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. 

We published a Frequently Asked Questions document and will consider all comments received during the consultation period on the draft documents before a decision is made on how to proceed.

Drop-in sessions 

We held virtual drop-in sessions on the 16 and 17 November and a drop-in event at the Council Offices on the 19 November. You can view the consultation event information using the links below:

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