Inventory Site Record

Sparrow Wood and Crofton Heath

Sparrow Wood and Crofton Heath (Bromley)

Brief Description

In March 1973 Sparrow Wood and Crofton Heath, the former West Kent Golf Course, were threatened with an application to develop 139 acres of the land for housing, but a public enquiry led to opposition by Petts Wood Residents Association and other amenity groups. As a result the heath and woodland were preserved, comprising Crofton Woods, Crofton Heath, Sparrow Wood, Gumping Common and Roundabout Wood.

Practical Information
Site location:
Faringdon Avenue, Southborough
Postcode:
BR2 8BY
Type of site:
Public Open Land
Borough:
Bromley
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Petts Wood

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/05/2008
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Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ436667 (543593,166549)
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
LB Bromley
Site management:
Parks & Community Services
Date(s):
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

No
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

No
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:

No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No
In Conservation Area:
No
Tree Preservation Order:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - SSSI (Crofton Woods)
Green Belt:
Yes
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
Yes
Other LA designation:
London Loop

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