Farnham Conservation Area Management Plan
Farnham Town Centre is one of 43 Conservation Areas (CA) within the borough of Waverley. Originally designated in 1970 it has been extended and revised a further two times (in 1979 and 2005 – see map opposite). In 2005 the Farnham Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal (CAA) was adopted by Waverley Borough Council as supplementary planning document (SPD). The appraisal outlines the special architectural and historic interest of the area and provides an assessment of its character and appearance. In order to protect and enhance the aspects that make the area worthy of designation, active management is also required. This management plan outlines a framework for future action, which are primarily the responsibility of the Borough Council, although successful implementation will also depend on the co-operation and enthusiasm of the other local authorities (Surrey County Council and Farnham Town Council), local people and local organisations (including the Farnham Society). The document has been subject to a robust consultation process involving various stakeholders and is proposed to be adopted as a material planning consideration by Waverley Borough Council at Full Council on 16 October 2012. The document also accords with English Heritage guidance “Understanding Place: Conservation Area Designation, Appraisal and Management”.