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Conservation – Legacy and Innovation: 50 years of Brockley Conservation Area

Saturday October 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

All-day conference

Venue: Lewisham College, Lewisham Way, SE4 1UT

Free entry, all welcome!

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Brockley Conservation Area was designated by Lewisham Council in September 1973 (see ‘Background’ section below for more details). 2023 therefore marks the 50th anniversary of this landmark.

Building on our successful 2017 Design and Innovation Conference, Brockley Society is pleased to host another one day conference that will examine how the conservation area has evolved during its 50 years, and how it should go forward. The event will consider a variety of perspectives including the encouragement of community involvement, awareness and education in shaping the environment. It will aim to consider all aspects of the local environment: buildings, trees, green spaces and the public realm.

The event will provide a wealth of information for anybody at all interested in the role conservation areas play in safeguarding the urban environment during challenging times.

View and download the conference agenda here, or visit our dedicated conference webpage here. (Please note that minor details may still change.)

The conference is free and open to all.

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The Brockley Conservation Area was first designated in 1973. In 2005 Lewisham Council produced a ‘Character Appraisal’ of the Brockley Conservation Area. This fascinating and informative resource describes and assesses both the history and the built environment of the area. It provides a clear rationale for having made the designation, and the ongoing efforts to preserve the character of the area.

You can view and download the 3 parts of the document here:

Also, in 2007 a ‘Supplementary Planning Document’ was published which summarised the requirements of any structural property redevelopment within the area.



Saturday October 21, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Lewisham College
Lewisham Way, SE4 1UT + Google Map