Our website uses cookies to function. You can read our Privacy Policy here, by continuing to use this site you agree with our Privacy Policy cookies close button

Potters Bar Darkes Lane (West) Conservation Area

Last Modified October 19, 2015

Potters Bar Darkes Lane (West) is a conservation area including the Avenue,
part of Heath Drive not long after the estate was builtHeath 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 carry out this work with the help of conservation experts, 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? view of Heath Drive Potter Bars in 2011

See our map and review documents for further information:

Darkes Lane (West) Conservation Area Report
Adopted map
Newspaper notice
Frequently asked questions
Summary of responses

You can also see these documents at our offices in Borehamwood and Potters Bar.


We welcome feedback about our website. We are continually working to improve the content of our website. If you have any suggestions on how it can be improved, or just want to offer some feedback on it, please use the form below.

Add Your Feedback
Add your rating (required)

Welcome to Hertsmere Borough Council’s website.