Hammersmith and Fulham conservation areas

Living in one of the conservation areas within Hammersmith and Fulham will place restrictions on your home improvement project. There are strict requirements for seeking planning permission that our team can assist you with, helping you to gain the approval you require.

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Conservation areas in Hammersmith and Fulham

What is a conservation area?

A conservation area is established to preserve or enhance the features that make a place unique. These areas are defined in law as being of special architectural or historic interest, making it important to protect their character and appearance.

Why are there conservation areas in Hammersmith and Fulham?

Like other local planning authorities throughout the UK, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has established a number of conservation areas in order to preserve its architectural heritage. These conservation areas ensure that any new developments respect the assets that give each area its unique character, allowing future generations of residents and visitors to continue enjoying their appeal.

Where are the conservation areas in Hammersmith and Fulham?

There are a total of 44 conservation areas throughout Hammersmith and Fulham. These are overseen by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (LBHF) and cover approximately 50% of the land within the borough. Alongside these conservation areas there an additional two conservation areas which fall under the oversight of the Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC). This is a new planning authority which manages the regeneration of the Old Oak Opportunity area, with land that spans the boroughs of Ealing, Brent, and Hammersmith and Fulham.

LBHF conservation areas

  1. Peter’s Square
  2. The Mall
  3. Brook Green
  4. Hurlingham
  5. Bishops Park
  6. Imperial Square & Gasworks
  7. Studdridge Street
  8. Ravenscourt & Starch Green
  9. Walham Grove
  10. Parson’s Green
  11. Queen’s Club Gardens
  12. Old Oak & Wormholt
  13. Westcroft Square
  14. Walham Green
  15. Barclay Road
  16. Fulham Park Gardens
  17. Sedlescombe Road
  18. Dorcas Estate
  19. Fitzgeorge and Fitzjames
  20. Hammersmith Grove
  21. Shepherds Bush
  22. Hammersmith Broadway
  23. Olympia and Avonmore
  24. Mary’s
  25. Bradmore
  26. Melrose
  27. Barons Court
  28. Crabtree
  29. Central Fulham
  30. Moore Park
  31. The Billings & Brompton Cutting
  32. Ingersoll and Arminger
  33. Coningham and Lime Grove
  34. Gunter Estate
  35. Turneville/Chesson
  36. Lakeside/Sinclair/Blythe Road
  37. Hammersmith Town Hall
  38. Colehill Gardens
  39. Fulham Reach
  40. Putney Bridge
  41. Sands End
  42. Wood Lane
  43. Cleverly Estate
  44. Hammersmith Odeon

OPDC conservation areas

  1. Grand Union Canal
  2. Cumberland Park Factory

Speak to a member of our team

If you live in a conservation area in Hammersmith and Fulham, our team will be happy to assist you with seeking planning permission. Call 020 8131 2886 or email info@sashwindows.london to tell us your requirements.

    How will living in a conservation area affect Hammersmith and Fulham residents?

    In order to effectively manage the conservation areas throughout the borough, LBHF’s Urban Design and Conservation Team applies a number of controls on the work that can be carried out without planning permission. These will need to be taken into account if you’re a resident who is considering:

    • Development
    • Demolition works
    • Displaying advertisements
    • Works involving trees
    • Permitted development rights

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    What restrictions apply to conservation areas in Hammersmith and Fulham?

    The key design policies that apply to conservation areas in Hammersmith and Fulham are covered by the borough’s Local Plan. To assist local residents, character profiles have been drawn up for each of the 44 conservation areas so that they can understand the specific features that LBHF are seeking to preserve. If you live in a conservation area and are considering works for your property, it is important to refer to these materials so that, when you seek planning permission, your proposed works align with the relevant restrictions. This will maximise your chance of gaining approval and will prevent you from wasting time on an application that would never have been feasible.

    Planning permission for conservation areas in Hammersmith and Fulham

    Seeking planning permission can seem like a daunting prospect if you are unfamiliar with these applications. Particularly as the additional restrictions that apply to conservation areas need to be accounted for. That’s why at Wandsworth Sash Windows we can handle the planning process on your behalf if you would like professional assistance. We have a 100% success rate for planning applications within conservation areas, saving you the time and worry involved in applying for permission. Whether you’re hoping to install new sash windows within your Hammersmith and Fulham property, or you have an extension or renovation in mind, you can take advantage of our planning expertise.

    How long does it take to apply and gain approval within a conservation area?

    It can be difficult to provide a precise timeframe for gaining approval, as the number of applications that LBHF are processing can create a backlog. However, having submitted approximately 300 planning applications so far to a wide range of local planning authorities, we can provide some rough guidelines.

    Preparing the application – 2-3 weeks

    This is the time needed to gather the information, prepare the application in line with the conservation area’s requirements, and submit it to the planning authority.

    Assessing the application – 8 weeks

    This is the timeframe that the planning authority must return their decision within. However, it’s important to note that the countdown will only begin once the application has been validated as containing all the necessary information.

    If a planning authority has a large backlog, they may delay this validation process to buy themselves time. They can also extend the decision date by requesting additional information. These factors can alter the time taken to assess and approve an application. Unfortunately, they are also completely out of the control of the applicant.

    How long does it take to apply and gain approval for a Listed Building?

    Listed buildings, of which there are roughly 500 in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, also require planning permission and approval for new works. This is known as the Listed Building Consent process. Putting together one of these applications will take the team at Wandsworth Sash Windows around three weeks to complete, and the entire process can take a long time – at least 12-18 weeks. These buildings have the strictest restrictions and require careful consideration (and probably more than one application) to gain approval for new works. It’s also worth noting that, no matter the scale of the proposed works, your application will follow the same process.

    What is the Listed Building Consent process?

    The complexity of this process means that there is often more back and forth with the planning authority. More information can be required as the application progresses and is assessed. We will be happy to manage this process and will use our experience to set realistic expectations. Our team will discuss a range of scenarios with you and will inform you on which one is most likely to be approved. To learn more about the Listed Building Consent process and the support we can provide, read our guide to Listed Building services.

    Do you live in a conservation area in Hammersmith and Fulham?

    The team at Wandsworth Sash Windows can help. If you’d like our assistance to gain approval for works on your property, speak to a member of our team on 020 8131 2886 or email info@sashwindows.london. We’re always happy to work with people living in conservation areas.