An appraisal of Elstree Conservation Area has been carried out and can be viewed here:

Elstree Village Conservation Area Appraisal (PDF 2.5mb)

The appraisal looks at the things that are positive, negative and neutral about the buildings in the existing Conservation Area, and makes recommendations about whether certain buildings should be added to the Conservation Area, or removed from it, as well as recommending parts of Elstree which merit a further layer of protection in the form of an Article 4 Direction (see below).

Enlarged Appraisal Map (PDF 465kb) - an enlarged version of the map on the final page of the Conservation Area Appraisal.

Read the Portfolio Holder Decision to adopt the Elstree Village CA Appraisal and Design Guide.

Article 4 Direction

In response to residents’ concerns over the need to protect the character and appearance of the Elstree Conservation Area, the council has decided to make an Article 4 Direction (PDF 287kb) for the Conservation Area.
This means that certain works which could otherwise be undertaken as ‘Permitted Development’ will now require planning permission. Details can be found in the official legal notice on this page. Maps showing the area protected by the Article 4 Direction included in the Order which is available to download below.

■ Elstree Conservation Area Article 4 Direction Order (PDF 399kb)

Article 4 Direction Enlarged Map (PDF 465kb) The controls are set out formally in the Direction.

The Direction has now been confirmed and the consultation period is closed. Comments have been evaluated and taken into account, and those residents affected have been notified individually. A copy of the Direction is also available to inspect at the Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1WA.

If you have any doubts in the future as to whether it applies to any works you are proposing to carry out, please do seek advice from the Planning Team before proceeding with the works.