Have your say on the proposed Barrow Road conservation area

Consultation runs from

1 March 2016, 9:00am to 31 March 2016, 11:59pm

Introduction and background

With the support of residents, we have published, for consultation, a Conservation Area Appraisal for Barrow Road, off Trumpington Road, to the south of the city.

Barrow Road has general significance for the city because it remains one of the most complete examples of Cambridge’s rapid suburban expansion during the inter-war years. The road was developed by Trinity College in the 1930s, with most houses designed by the same architectural practice. Its layout and architecture are said to exemplify the combination of Arts and Crafts architecture and Garden City-inspired design that was typical of the time.

This appraisal informs our proposal to designate the older phases of Barrow Road as a Conservation Area under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. Public consultation responses will be taken into account in the decision on such designation and on changes to the appraisal’s content.

Consultation information

Download the Draft Barrow Road Conservation Area Appraisal [PDF, 12.8MB]

You can send us your views about our proposal to the postal or email address given below.

A copy of the document can be viewed at our Customer Service Centre at Mandela House from 8am to 5.15pm Monday and 9am to 5.15pm Tuesday to Friday.


If you have any questions about this consultation, contact Urban Design and Conservation at heconsultations@cambridge.gov.uk or 01223 457200.

Post any correspondence to Urban Design and Conservation, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH.

Next steps

The results of the consultation will be considered and any amendments needed to the document will be made. The revised document, and report on the consultation outcomes, will be presented to Environment Scrutiny Committee 28 June 2016.