Estate History

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. 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 (to the railway), Teignmouth, Walm Lane (including 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. MapRA led a campaign to strengthen this to protect back gardens from development. The conservation guidelines are available from Brent conservation area site.

Our Planning & Conservation Sub-committee

Robert Afia

St Gabriel’s Road

Eric Cliff

Dartmouth Road

Stephen Nathan

Dartmouth Road

Jacqui Pelham

Anson Road

Blair Thorpe

Dartmouth Road

Sub-committee is guided by the conservation area guidelines

This sub-committee examines and comments on applications and can assist members in commenting or opposing applications.

To view applications, refer to the Brent Planning website.
You will need the application no e.g. 20/1234 or the address of the property.