Displaying estate agent boards in conservation areas
There is an existing Direction in place which means that estate agents aren't allowed to display their for sale or to let advertisement boards within certain Conservation Areas and some island sites outside of Conservation Areas of the borough unless the Council has given its consent.
This ruling is part of The Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 and is valid until 27 September 2020.
The Council has applied to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to renew the Direction, covering all the areas included within the existing direction, for a further 10 years.
The application is to be decided following the consideration of written statements from the parties and a site visit by an Inspector. Please send your written comments to Planning Casework Unit, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, 5 St Philips Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2PW or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and quoting reference number PCU/ADV/K5600/3258062. This consultation closes on 16 October 2020.
The maps defining the areas to which the Direction would relate are listed below:
Conservation Area 1 – Oxford Gardens
Conservation Area 2 – Norland
Conservation Area 3 – Ladbroke
Conservation Area 4 – Pembridge
Conservation Area 5 – Holland Park: Holland Road on both sides
Conservation Area 6 – Kensington
Conservation Area 8 – Edwardes Square/Scarsdale and Abingdon
- The island area at the northern end of Earls Court Road bordering Kensington High Street enveloped by Conservation Area 8
- The island area to the east of Conservation Areas 8 and 27 up to the western boundary of Conservation Areas 9A, 9C, 9D and the southern boundary of Conservation Area 6
Conservation Area 9D – Cornwall
Conservation Area 10 – Queens Gate
Conservation Area 11 (A-D) – Earls Court Village – Courtfield – Earl’s Court Square – Neverne Square, and two associated island areas: the area delineated by and including Courtfield Road, the south side of Cromwell Road (between and including the eastern side of Ashburn Gardens and western side of Gloucester Road) and including that part of Ashburn Place and Harrington Gardens between conservation areas 11B and 10. Also the island area enclosed by conservation areas 10, 11B, 12 and 13A that includes Rosary Gardens, Brechin Place and the Old Brompton Road.
Conservation Area 12 – The Boltons
Conservation Area 13A – Thurloe/Smiths Charity part (western part, bounded by and including Onslow Gardens (running north-south) and including Selwood Terrace between Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road)
Conservation Area 16 – Sloane/Stanley
Conservation Area 17 – Chelsea Park/Carlyle
Conservation Area 18 – Chelsea (two southern parts only)
Sydney Street on both sides (entire length)
Cheyne Conservation Area 19 – only Oakley Street on both sides
Conservation Area 20 – Royal Hospital
Conservation Area 26 – Philbeach
Conservation Area 27 – Lexham
Conservation Area 28 – Colville
Hard copies of the report and the maps will also be available to view at the Customer Service Desk, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday.
Report an estate agent
If you see a board displayed in an area where it's not permitted, you can report it using the Planning Enforcement Allegation form:
Other useful documents
Secretary of State’s letter of 27 March 2010 [PDF] (file size 904Kb)
Map for the Direction [PDF] (file size 240Kb)
Council's letter to the estate agents of RBKC [PDF] (file size 844Kb)