Brooklands was designated as a Conservation Area in 1989 and is important for its historical links with motor racing and aviation. It encompasses the Brooklands former motor racing circuit and associated structures, now a Scheduled Monument, and a number of listed buildings. The purpose built motor racing circuit, opened in 1907, was the first of its kind in the world.
The Council has been working in partnership with Brooklands Museum, Historic England, Surrey County Council and heritage consultants, Radley House Partnership, on a project funded by Historic England to produce a Conservation Management Plan for the Brooklands Aerodrome and Motor Racing Circuit. This has been the subject of a six week public consultation and responses are now being considered prior to presentation to Planning Committee.
As part of this partnership project a Brooklands Owners Guide has now been published to provide advice for owners and occupiers of the former motor racing circuit.
Further information with regards to the history of motoring and aviation at Brooklands can be viewed on the Brooklands Museum website.