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Conservation Areas

Conservation Areas including maps and Character Profiles

Conservation Areas are defined in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.  Since 1971 the council has designated 45 Conservation Areas covering around half of the borough. 

Map of the Conservation Areas. Or see the interactive map at the bottom of this page.

The Grand Union Canal Conservation Area was designated on 2nd July 2002 by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. From 1st April 2015 the whole of the Conservation Area falls within the Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) which is a new Local Planning Authority established by the Mayor of London. Designation of Conservation Areas within the OPDC area is now the responsibility of the OPDC, but transition arrangements maintain the Grand Union Canal Conservation Area designation and associated protections.

Additional controls apply to development, significant demolition works, the display of advertisements and works to trees in Conservation Areas.  Some permitted development rights are restricted and householders will need to apply for planning permission to carry out those works. 

From 1st October 2013 as a result of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 the requirement to obtain Conservation Area Consent for significant demolition works in a Conservation Area has been replaced with a requirement to obtain planning permission for demolition instead. This means that a separate Conservation Area Consent application for significant demolition works will no longer be required since most proposals for significant demolition works in Conservation Areas will be now assessed as part of the planning application for redevelopment of a site. The extent of demolition works should be clearly marked on the demolition plans submitted with the planning application and a Heritage Statement will usually be required to assess the impact of the proposed demolition and redevelopment on the significance of the Conservation Area. Where the demolition works are not being carried out in association with the provision of a replacement building or boundary treatment, a separate planning permission will be required for the demolition works. The demolition of a building or structure in a Conservation Area without the Council's consent will remain a criminal offence.  For further advice please contact the Urban Design and Conservation Team.

Character Profiles have been produced for around half of the Borough’s Conservation Areas, which describe the special interest, character and appearance of each area.  They also include broad design guidelines to help to preserve or enhance each Conservation Area, these support the design guidelines for all Conservation Areas which are are included in the Planning Guidance SPD.

A map and Character Profile (where it has been produced) for each Conservation Area are available to download via the links below.

Printed copies of the character profiles are also available to buy for £5 each in person at the Town Hall Extension or for £6 each by post. Please contact email: or telephone: 020 8753 1081 should you wish to order a printed copy.

• Barclay Road 
• Barons Court 
• Bishops Park 
• Bradmore 
• Brook Green 
• Central Fulham 
• Cleverly Estate 
• Colehill Gardens 
• Coningham & Lime Grove 
• Crabtree 
• Dorcas Estate  
• Fitzgeorge & Fitzjames 
• Fulham Park Gardens 
• Fulham Reach 
• Grand Union Canal 
• Gunter Estate 
• Hammersmith Broadway 
• Hammersmith Grove 
• Hammersmith Odeon 
• Hurlingham 
• Imperial Square & Gasworks 
• Ingersoll & Arminger  
• King Street East 
• Lakeside/Sinclair/Blythe Road 
• Melrose 
• Moore Park 
• Old Oak & Wormholt 
 Olympia & Avonmore 
• Parsons Green 
• Putney Bridge 
• Queen's Club Gardens 
• Ravenscourt & Starch Green 
• Sands End 
• Sedlescombe Road   
• Shepherds Bush 
• St Mary's 
• St Peter's Square 
• Studdridge Street 
• The Billings & Brompton Cutting 
• The Mall 
• Turneville/Chesson 
• Walham Green 
• Walham Grove 
• Westcroft Square 
• Wood Lane


Page last updated: 07/07/2015