Heritage and conservation

Policy and guidance on preserving the heritage of the borough, including conservation areas, listed buildings and protected trees

Conservation areas

Listed buildings

  • Listed buildings explained

    Information about listed buildings in the borough which have special architectural or historic interest and are protected by law.

  • Listed buildings search

    Search for listed buildings in the borough to find out if building consent is required.



  • Article 4 Directions

    Information about Article 4 Directions with the current list of developments.

  • Architecture appraisal panel

    To assist us in protecting the architectural heritage of the area, we have a special Architecture Appraisal Panel which meets regularly

  • Estate agent boards

    Information and regulations about estate agent boards including directions from the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

  • Public art

    There is a long tradition of public art in the Royal Borough, with possibly the earliest example being the 1682 statue of Charles II by Grinling Gibbons outside the Royal Hospital.