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Friends of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area

Friends of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area

Information about suppliers used by Lakes Estate residents when maintaining their houses

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"How to" guides We are drafting a set of “how to” guides to make it easier for residents to enhance their property and contribute to the special character of the Lakes Estate. The guides are based on the Conservation Area Character Appraisal and the experience of residents who have recently undertaken improvements. Please let us know if you have any tips to share – What worked well? Where did problems arise? Where did you find specialist materials? Email:.......

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You can contact the Friends of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area using the following email address:

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If you are a resident of the Conservation Area, you will have your own reasons why your home is special to you. Designation as a Conservation Area is a wider recognition of the historic and architectural importance of the area to which your property makes its own contribution. To help preserve this, you have to apply for planning permission before making some smaller changes to your property which might otherwise have been classified as "permitted developments".  Specifically, you will have.......

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The Lakes Estate is an area of mostly Edwardian houses occupying much of the northern side of Aldermans Hill and the streets between there and Fox Lane.  In 1902 this area, at the time known as Old Park, formed part of the extensive parkland surrounding Grovelands House, whose owners had strongly resisted housebuilding on their land.  However, on the death of the then owner, Old Park was sold by auction to the British Land Company and the process of laying out the current roads was.......

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