Draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plans for Public Consultation Richmond 2022

Closed 1 Sep 2022

Opened 4 Jul 2022



We are currently undertaking a borough-wide programme of reviewing existing Conservation Area Appraisals, to ensure they are reflective of their current character and appearance.

What is a Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan? 

Conservation Areas are areas of special architectural and historic interest, the character and appearance of which are worthy of preserving or enhancing. This character is derived from the area as a whole rather than the quality of specific buildings or features, but many features, such as the type and scale of buildings, building materials, layout of roads, and green spaces/trees, can all contribute to this special character. 

The purpose of the Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan is to set out our assessment of the special character and appearance of this conservation area. It describes the main features of special architectural and historic interest which contribute to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area. It also gives guidance on how the preservation or enhancement of the Conservation Area can be achieved. In addition, the Appraisal and Management Plan, upon adoption, will provide guidance to planning applicants, developers and architects if building works are proposed that require planning permission, and it will also provide a sound basis for decisions made by the Council on planning applications and other proposals.   

The following Conservation Areas have been reviewed, and updated draft Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans have been produced, which are the subject of this public consultation. 

Please click on the links below to view the draft Appraisals:

For further information about conservation areas, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.  

As part of the review of these Conservation Area Appraisals, a group of terraces are proposed to be added to the local list of Buildings of Townscape Merit (BTM). These are all situated within the Richmond Green Conservation Area and are as follows:   

  • 5-17 Portland Terrace, Richmond   

You can provide comments on these new BTM additions when choosing Richmond Green Conservation Area within the survey. If you would like further information regarding BTMs, please visit the council’s website here to see links to the designation reports.

Have your say

Please read the draft appraisal which is relevant to your conservation area and give us your views using the online survey below. If you need a paper copy or a different format eg Braille or large print, please contact: urban.design@richmond.gov.uk or call 020 8891 1411.

Reference copies of the consultation documents (this includes the Appraisals and the assessment of the proposed BTM) are also available to view at the Civic CentreTwickenham, and at Richmond library. 

Community engagement is an integral part of the process of developing Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans. We are holding an online session on 13 July 2022, which will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the Appraisal, ask questions, and/or provide feedback.

To find out more and register for this online event, please click here

What happens next?

At the end of the consultation period, we will carefully review all the feedback we have received, and any decisions about the updated CAAs and proposed BTM will be published on the Council website.



  • Open to all


  • Richmond Borough