Last Modified June 17, 2014
Bushey has a conservation area covering the High Street and Melbourne Road.
There are also two Conservation Areas in Bushey Heath - High Road and The Lake.
We review conservation areas from time to time to see whether any additional locations should be included, or if any others need to be removed.
We carry out this work with the help of conservation experts the Built Environment Advisory and Management Service (BEAMS), part of the Hertfordshire Buildings Preservation Trust.
We look at issues such as why the area should be protected as a historically important part of the borough, consider good, neutral and poor features of the area so that recommendations for improvement can be made.
The Bushey High Street Conservation Area was last reviewed and updated in 2009.
Where is the Bushey High Street conservation area?
You can also view the map at our offices in Borehamwood, at Bushey Library and online in our Bushey office.
What issues does it cover?
Being in a Conservation Area affects what you can and cannot do to your property in a bid to preserve and enhance the area. Information on planning controls is available at the bottom of this page.
An appraisal can also make recommendations concerning the ways in which the Conservation Area is managed, which will be considered by the organisations involved. In this case they include:
Design guidance for development
The tightening of planning enforcement controls to better manage advertisements on shop fronts
Possible parking controls
Improvements to the pedestrian environment and a reduction in street clutter
Possible introduction of more sensitively designed street lighting and, where practicable, road markings
Tree Preservation Orders protecting the trees within the grounds of the Bushey Academy (formerly Bushey Hall School)
Where can I see the report and recommendations?
The full version of the Bushey High Street Conservation Area Appraisal is available at our offices in Borehamwood, at Bushey Library and online in our Bushey office.
You can also read them here:
Bushey High Street CAA: Main Report
Bushey High Street CAA: Suggested Boundary Changes and Management Proposals
Bushey High Street CAA: Community Involvement
Other supporting documents are available: