Plans to conserve the historic areas of Upper Norwood

Residents are being asked for their views on three new conservation area plans.

The council has drawn up draft conservation area documents that will help preserve and enhance Harold Road, Church Road and Beulah Hill, which are considered to hold special architectural and historic value.

They will be available to view at a drop-in event from 3pm to 8.30pm on 12 February at Living Water Satisfies Community Café, Westow Street, Upper Norwood.

At the event there will be an exhibition that summarises the three conservation plans and there will also be the opportunity to discuss these with council officers.

Centred on one of Upper Norwood’s grandest residential streets, Harold Road is formed of large Victorian villas built for those attracted to the area in the late 19th century by the relocated Crystal Palace.

The Church Road area encompasses Beaulieu Heights, Sylvan Hill and Grange Hill, as well as several listed buildings, while Beulah Hill contains a significant grouping of Georgian and Victorian homes.

“Upper Norwood is home to some of Croydon’s most attractive 19th century buildings. It is an area of historical significance which we are keen to ensure remains protected for future generations. An important part of this is to get the views of residents in the Harold Road, Church Road and Beulah Hill areas, so we’d be really grateful for any feedback they can provide.”

Councillor Alison Butler, cabinet member for homes and regeneration

To view the different conservation plans visit

They are also available at Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon; South Norwood Library, Lawrence Road, and Upper Norwood Triangle Library, Westow Hill.

The deadline for responses to the consultation is Monday, 9 March.


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2015-01-27T20:43:01+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Recent news|