A Conservation Zone or Not?

Clifton and Clifton East are recognised nationally for their Georgian and Victorian houses and leafy avenues but it is only through maintaining the conservation area and rigorously enforcing planning law that this character can be preserved.

Clifton East campaigner Marcus Bruton says, “I have worked on a number of planning applications which seek to change the use of a property which would result in residents’ lives being unduly affected – such as Wallace House on Apsley Road. Changing that property to a day nursery would have brought Apsley Road to a standstill every morning making life a misery for the residents.”

He continues “Whether through my efforts writing to local residents asking them to oppose the application or others, the application has been turned down twice now.