Hackney Council designates Northwold and Cazenove Conservation Area

A conservation area around Cazenove Road has been designated by Hackney Council. It has been combined with the existing Northwold and Evering Road Conservation Area to create the Northwold and Cazenove Conservation Area.

Following an extensive sequence of public consultations with the local community, the Council designated the combined conservation area to ensure that the character of the residential neighbourhood can be protected and positively enhanced.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, said: “Conservation areas across our borough embrace a broad cross section of the best surviving examples of different styles of a wide range of developments found in our local neighbourhood.

“A conservation area is also there to actively encourage high quality development in a neighbourhood which is sympathetic to the area’s built environment and improves the quality of life for all residents.”

The Northwold and Cazenove Conservation Area lies to the west of Upper Clapton Road and comprises a compact group of streets running westward towards Stoke Newington and northwards towards Clapton Common. Almost the whole area was developed on lands owned by the Tyssen-Amhurst family and built during the late Victorian period between 1870 and 1890. The area holds an important place in the residential architectural history of Hackney because of the high quality and variety of types of Victorian homes there.