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Conservation Area Review - forthcoming public meetings

Those living in conservation areas in Battersea are being invited to public meetings where they can say what they think is special about their neighbourhood and how it

Granting a neighbourhood conservation area status aims to preserve and enhance its character and appearance. It means that any new development should be carried out in a way that does not harm the area's special character. Each conservation area has its own individual 'character statement', which sets out a profile of the area, covering the history and form of development, important buildings and townscape, plus prevalent building features and materials. New appraisals are now being carried out for the following conservation areas in Battersea : Clapham Junction; ; Shaftesbury Park Estate; St Johnís Hill Grove.

Residents will be able to speak to conservation officers and express their views at the following venues. All the meetings will be held between 7pm and 9pm.

Clapham Junction Ė Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender HillĖ Friday, November 28

St Johnís Hill Grove; St John's methodist church hall, Spanish Road - Tuesday, December 2.

Shaftesbury Park Estate - Shaftesbury Park School, Ashbury Road; Thursday, December 11.

For more details and to read existing character statements, visit Wandsworth Council's website To make a comment on the appraisals please email Justine Page, or write to her at Planning Department, Wandsworth Town Hall, London SW18 2PU.

Date posted: 19 November 2008