Cranleigh conservation area

Designated conservation area: A: 23 October 1973 B: 23 October 1983

Extended: 02 July 1985 and 19 July 2016

Cranleigh conservation area map

Cranleigh Conservation Area Appraisal

Following a public consultation, the Cranleigh Conservation Area Appraisal (CAA) was adopted at Full Council on 19 July 2016. The document included several amendments to the boundary, including a significant extension to the south side of the High Street and the southern part of the common.

Material consideration for planning applications

The document is a material planning consideration for all applications within the conservation area (CA).  A CAA identifies and explains the character of the conservation area. It also contains a Management Plan section that sets out specific actions/projects aimed at preserving and enhancing the conservation area as well as managing change in the future. It will also be used to prioritise environmental improvement projects within the CA.

Cranleigh CAA  

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General Character

In contrast to other conservation areas, this area is very flat with little variation in levels within the conservation area.

It has many buildings of architectural or historic interest, there are also numerous trees including an avenue of Norway Maples which line the common and several other groups of trees or individual specimens which provide a backcloth to the area.

There are three distinctive parts: the historical core to the east with a moat around the refectory, 16/17th century buildings and a 14th century church; a main shopping area and a more rural feel to the west.

Cranleigh Design Statement

The conservation area is also covered by the Cranleigh Design Statement which was adopted as material planning consideration in 2008.

Cranleigh Design Statement

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