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This section contains general information about Round Hill and the Round Hill Society.

The Area

Designated : 1977  -  Area: 12.05 Hectares / 29.78 Acres
 
This shows the conservation area and its boundaries

Round Hill Conservation Area Character Statement
This sets out clearly what is special about the conservation area

Article 4 Direction - A4/22 - Round Hill Conservation Area

An Article 4 Direction has the effect of removing "Permitted Development" rights over certain specified classes of minor alterations and extensions, such as porches, replacement of windows and doors and painting of the exterior of a building. Usually these Directions only relate to those facades of the building facing onto a street or public footpath or open space, but sometimes they cover alterations and extensions at the rear or developments such as sheds in back gardens.

Colourfully painted houses in Belton Road


Details of the Round Hill Area from the Urban Characterisation Study
the latter is a comprehensive study of the characteristics of Round Hill. The purpose of this document is to inform future planning policies, and assist with planning decision making.
 
Note that the above Characterisation Study takes in more of Round Hill than the streets which fall within the boundaries of The Round Hill conservation area (designated in 1977).
 
In Victorian travelogues, a reference to Round Hill would include streets (north of The Level and Rose Hill)  on both sides of Ditchling Road. Round Hill was the hill which could be seen across the valley when looking eastwards from Dyke Road. The Round Hill streets actually visible from Dyke Road are west of those which now fall within the boundaries of The Round Hill conservation area.
 
Today, a reference to Round Hill includes the Sylvan Hall streets, but normally indicates the streets bounded by Upper Lewes Road, part of Round Hill Crescent, D'Aubigny Road, part of Richmond Road, Mayo Road, Princes Road and part of Ditchling Road.

Research results from our Round Hill Community Survey performed as part of Brighton University's Community Partnership Programme were published in the June 2012 Round Hill Reporter. Yi-Chun Chen, an MA student in Community Psychology, used easy-to-read graphics in presenting her 41-page report (PDF 1.74 Mb) on our neighbourhood.

What requires planning permission?

Landscaping Round Hill

The Society
The Constitution of the Round Hill Society

Committee Members (elected Oct 2017)
and Information about the society


Committee Page containing the Minutes of recent meetings

Round Hill Reporter - past issues of our newsletter

development of Round Hill website

Reports from recent AGMs

Round Hill Society's 2015 AGM

See reports of our AGMs going back from 2015 to 2006

Journals on Round Hill
10 years of The Round Hill Reporter
Bound volume of the first ten yearsYou can now purchase the omnibus edition of the Round Hill Reporter - a bound volume of the first 40 issues, published to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Round Hill Society for £6.45 plus postage.

Purchase omnibus edition from lulu.com

Books on Round Hill and surroundings
Rose Hill To Roundhill Rose Hill To Roundhill
a Brighton community


London Road London Road
Brighton's First Suburb


Conservation Areas across the city
Conservation Advisory Group

The Council's Heritage Team

The Council's Conservation Area residents' guide

This page was last updated by Ted on 01-Nov-2017
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