Planning guidance for conservation areas

Character appraisals and management strategies for conservation areas are used to help determine planning applications for external alterations and new development. They also form background documents informing the production of local plans.

Each character appraisal features the history and character of the conservation area and what makes it special.

The management strategy recommends ways to preserve and enhance the area. This could include proposals for changes to the boundary, and buildings to be added to the local heritage list. The purpose is to:

  • assess whether the existing planning controls are adequate to protect the character of the area, and if not, to recommend additional controls
  • encourage building repairs and alterations that are sympathetic to the style and character of the buildings in the area.

Adopted character appraisals

The following conservation area appraisals and management strategies have been produced - you can also download a map showing the boundaries of each conservation area below:

Conservation area Documents Designation
Ashburnham Triangle

Ashburnham Triangle character appraisal, management strategy and map

1980
Blackheath

Blackheath character appraisal, management strategy and map
Greenwich and Blackheath management guidance

1968
Blackheath Park

Blackheath Park character appraisal, management strategy and map
Greenwich and Blackheath management guidance

2002
Charlton Village

Charlton Village character appraisal, management strategy and map

1971
Charlton Riverside

Charlton Riverside map boundaries

March 2018
Deptford High Street

Deptford High Street map boundaries

1976
East Greenwich

East Greenwich character appraisal, management strategy and map
Greenwich and Blackheath management guidance

1992
Eltham Green

Eltham Green map boundaries

1975
Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace character appraisal, management strategy and map

1971
Goldie Leigh Hospital

Goldie Leigh Hospital map boundaries

1991
Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park character appraisal, management strategy and map
Greenwich and Blackheath management guidance

1970
Plumstead Common

Plumstead Common character appraisal, management strategy and map

1976
Progress Estate

Progress Estate character appraisal, management strategy and map

1971
Rectory Field

Rectory Field character appraisal, management strategy and map

1994
Royal Arsenal

Royal Arsenal map boundaries

1981
Shrewsbury Park Estate

Shrewsbury Park Estate character appraisal, management strategy and map

1992
Sun in the Sands

Sun in the Sands character appraisal, management strategy and map

1995
Thames Barrier and Bowater Road

Thames Barrier and Bowater Road map boundaries

March 2018
Well Hall Pleasaunce

Well Hall Pleasaunce map boundaries

1997
Westcombe Park

Westcombe Park character appraisal, management strategy and map
Greenwich and Blackheath management guidance

2002
West Greenwich

West Greenwich character appraisal, management strategy and map
Greenwich and Blackheath management guidance
Greenwich Town Centre colour guidance note

1968
Woolwich Common

Woolwich Common character appraisal, management strategy and map

1975