At our recent meetings we have discussed the possibility of applying to TMBC to have the Victorian part of Barden designated as a Conservation Area. The reasoning behind this is to limit the chances of unsuitable development such as building unsightly flats on the boatyard site or where the Nelson Arms currently stands. Conservation Areas can only encompass buildings and streets of similar architecture hence the reason the suggestion only extends to the end of Barden Road and no further than the railway bridge.
The drawbacks of such a scheme are that planning permission would be necessary for things like loft extensions as was the case until only recently anyway and that extra protections are granted to mature trees.
So there are pros and cons to weigh up before any decision would be made and there will be a full consultation if this is to be pursued seriously.