Last Modified June 17, 2014
Potters Bar Darkes Lane (West) is a conservation area including the Avenue,
Heath Drive, Manor Way and Mountway areas.
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 usually 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, and consult with the public.
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 to preserve the area for future generations.
What does being in a conservation area mean?
Being in a conservation area affects what you can and cannot do to your property. This includes:
Restrictions on the types of development that can take place to houses without planning permission
What planning applications will be allowed
Additional protection for all trees, with permissions needed for work to be carried out on them
As well as tightening enforcement controls, we can also add controls on particularly important buildings within the area.
Where is the Darkes Lane (West) conservation area?
See our map and review documents for further information:
Darkes Lane (West) Conservation Area Report
Frequently asked questions
Summary of responses
You can also see these documents at our offices in Borehamwood and Potters Bar.