Draft Old Town Masterplan and Conservation Area Guidance
"Old Town" is the historic but unofficial name given to the area in Croydon town centre where the first settlements in Croydon were located in Saxon times.
The area has a rich historic character and contains several important heritage assets - the Croydon Minster and Old Palace School (both Grade I listed), the Surrey Street Pumping Station and Old Palace School (both Grade I listed), and Surrey Street Market. It also includes the remnants of small-scale historic street patterns.
There are three conservation areas that lie within Old Town - the Central Croydon, Church Street and Croydon Minster (formerly Parish Church) Conservation Areas.
The Draft Old Town Masterplan has been drawn up with local community to provide guidance to developers and investors. It shows how the area could be improved for people that live, work and visit in the short, medium and long-term.
To inform and complement the Old Town Masterplan, the draft guidance called Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans (CAAMPs) have been produced for each conservation area in the Old Town area.
For further information about conservation areas in Croydon please visit: www.croydon.gov.uk/conservationareas
The Old Town Masterplan and CAAMPs include guidance on how the historic buildings in the area should be protected, how public spaces could be enhanced and how to improve walking and cycling routes.
The documents will help developers putting together planning applications to ensure their proposals are to the highest standard, respect the character of the area and meet the needs of the community.
Have your say
We welcome your views on the draft Old Town Masterplan and CAAMPS public consultation which will take place from Monday 10 February until midnight on Monday 24 March 2014.
The following documents can be downloaded below:
- Draft Old Town Masterplan (If you would like to view a high resolution version please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The Sustainability Appraisal: Draft Old Town Masterplan
- Draft Central Croydon CAAMP
- Draft Church Street CAAMP
- Draft Croydon Minster CAMP
- Consultation comments forms for the Old Town Masterplan and the CAAMPs
- Old Town Masterplan Short Guide
Drop-in events: come along to our consultation drop-in events to be held in Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1FF on
- Wednesday 12 March - 5.30pm to 9pm
- Saturday 15 March - 11am to 3pm
An exhibition summarising the documents will be on display and you will have the opportunity to discuss them with council staff.
Croydon libraries: you can request copies of the documents at a Croydon library near you - Find your local library.
Access Croydon: documents are available from Access Croydon, Bernard Weatherill House, Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA between 8.30am and 4.45pm Monday to Friday.
Submit your completed form:
- By email to: email@example.com
- By post to: Spatial Planning Service, Development and environment, 6th Floor, Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA
We will consider all comments received during the consultation and where appropriate, respond to them and use them to inform the final Old Town Masterplan, which will be adopted in the summer.
If you would like to be kept informed of the progress of the Old Town Masterplan, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the mailing list.
Comments will be published anonymously on our website – i.e. the name of the person or organisation providing the comments will not be published.
For more information, please email email@example.com or call the Spatial Planning Service on 020 8407 1385.
|Department||Development and Environment|
|Telephone||020 8407 1385|
|Address||6th Floor, Zone B|
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk