RBKC is proposing to designate the William Sutton Estate and the Samuel Lewis Estate, both in Chelsea as a new “Chelsea Estates Conservation Area.”
The Chelsea Society supports this proposal.
A conservation area designation introduces additional protections and controls over the way owners or those occupying homes can alter and develop their properties. These protections extend to non-owning developers seeking to apply for the development of land in a conservation area.
5.5. These include (but are not limited to):
Control over the demolition of unlisted buildings.
New development will be assessed against local heritage policies in the Council’s Local Plan (see Policy CL3 in particular).
Fewer types of advertisements, which can be displayed with deemed consent.
Control over works to trees.
The requirement in legislation and national planning policies to preserve and/or enhance the character or appearance of the conservation area.
Fewer Permitted Development Rights (these allow certain changes to be made without the need for planning permission).
5.6. If a designation is confirmed, future development proposals will be subject to the requirement in legislation to preserve and/or enhance the character of appearance
of the conservation area. Where future proposals lead to harm to the conservation area, the appropriate policy test set out at paragraphs 195-196 of the NPPF will
apply. These tests are expanded upon and transposed in the Council’s Local Plan
at Policy CL3.