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Rejection of appeal for Westley Court extension. Judgement
Planning / Conservation
The Mapesbury estate was originally part of the Middlesex parish and manor of Willesden. It remained countryside until the 1860s, when residential development began; The main development took place between 1895 and 1905, consisting of brick-built houses with extensive tree planting. More on history
The estate is one of the most
outstanding examples of a housing development created and influenced by the Arts
& Crafts movement.
In 1982 ten roads in Mapesbury were designated a Conservation area. The roads are: Anson (Broadway to Chichele Road), Dartmouth, Dawlish, Exeter, Keyes, Hoveden, Lydford & Mapesbury (up to railway), Teignmouth, Walm Lane (even side from the station to Broadway)
Although many of Mapesbury’s residents are not included, their properties benefit substantially from bordering a conservation area.
The conservation area is subject to Article 4 direction which controls what can be built. Recently have strengthened this to protect back gardens.
The conservation guidelines are available from Brent conservation area site.
Brent carried out an
appraisal of the conservation area in 2006.
This analyses and describes the historic and architectural character of the
Mapesbury Conservation Area. It identifed the factors that led to
Note that part of the area (alongside both sides of the railway line from Kilburn to Willesden Green ) has been designated a Wildlife Corridor
MapRA has a planning and conservation group to oversee planning applications and liaise with Brent Council to try to maintain and improve the area: see committee
Membership of MapRA costs £5 per calendar year. (£2 concession) Members are however encouraged to pay for five years membership.
Photos of the area:
MAPRA © 2010