Conservation areas

The Royal Borough is an area of enormous architectural significance and interest. Over 70 per cent of the borough is protected by 35 separate Conservation Areas. Being in a Conservation Area does not mean that change cannot happen, it just means that we have to have tighter controls on what change is allowed

Conservation Area Maps

Download PDF maps of the conservation areas within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Conservation area proposal statements

Each Conservation Area has a Proposal Document which sets out why the area is protected, what its special features are and our plans for the area.

Conservation area appraisals

Information on conservation area appraisals including current and closed consultations. The aim is to preserve key areas of the borough.

Design and access statements

Design and access statements are required for most planning and listed building consent applications.