General guidelines regarding conservation status In any Conservation Area, special consideration is given to planning applications, and permission has to be obtained before a house can be demolished. Most older houses in the Oakmount Triangle also have Article 4 (2)
Street Reps (to be updated): Marilyn Rossell, Blenheim Ave Adrian Robinson, Leigh Rd, Westbourne Crescent Graham Linecar, Highfield Rd
The site: Highfield House The Oakmount Triangle was built in the early part of the twentieth century on the site of Highfield House and its triangular shaped grounds (The High Field – possibly Hay Field originally) which bordered to the south
The Architect: John Smith John Smith (1855-1926) was a controversial figure. Described as leading a quiet life and being connected with the Congregational Church on the Avenue, he was absorbed in his construction business. ‘By enterprise and keen business acumen’
Although the entire Oakmount Triangle is a conservation area, only the properties with white background numbers are covered by Article 4 (2) direction. The properties shown with red background numbers are not covered by Article 4(2). (Blocks of flats are
Replacement Windows As you can see from our planning permission guide, unless covered by like for like works, replacing windows that are in the public view do require planning permission. If in doubt please contact us for informal advice or
Come and join us as part of the national Big Lunch day. Meet opposite end of Khartoum Road. Bring your own food and drinks, seats, tables etc – and barbecues if raised off the ground to avoid damaging the grass.
Materials Most of the older houses in the Oakmount Triangle were built using soft bricks and lime mortar. Modern brick is fired at a much higher temperature than it was possible in the past, and so are much harder and