Conservation and listed buildings

Conservation areas

Camden has a total of 39 conservation areas covering 11km2 (approximately 50 per cent of the borough).

The information within this section will help you understand what conservation areas are, where they are found within the borough and what implications their designation has on carrying out work on properties located within such areas:

Listed buildings

Camden has over 5,600 listed buildings in a variety of ages, types and architectural styles.

The information within this section will help you understand what listed buildings are, where they are found within the borough and what implications there are for maintaining and developing such properties:

Article 4 Directions

If your property is of historical or architectural significance, it may be covered by an Article 4 Direction requiring you to apply for planning permission for works that previously did not need approval (that is, permitted development rights are removed).

The information within this section will help you understand what Article 4 Directions area, where they are found within the borough and what implications their designation has on carrying out work on your property:

Tree preservation orders

Tree preservation orders are issued to give legal protection to trees or woodland.

The information within this section will help you understand what tree preservation orders are, how they are issued and what action is required before carrying out work to trees afforded with this protection.

The information within this section contains information about trees on private land:

Archaeological sites and ancient monuments

Camden has one designated ancient monument, Boadicea’s mound on Hampstead Heath, which is managed by the Corporation of London.

The information within this section will help you understand what our role is in terms of protecting archaeological sites and ancient monuments within the borough, and how we work with other organisations to protect, preserve and enhance sites of archaeological interest and their settings:

Local list

A local list is a collection of the features of Camden’s local areas that are valued by the local community and that help give Camden its distinctive identity.

This section will provide you with further information on what a local list is, why we are creating one, how it is being prepared and opportunities to be involved:

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