Following a meeting between all local councillors and local residents, a public consultation on possible conservation area status for Barrow Road is now underway, with a deadline of 31st March. The consultation itself can be found on the council's web site.
From the consultation: "Barrow Road has general significance for the city because it remains one of the most complete examples of Cambridge’s rapid suburban expansion during the inter-war years. Developed by Trinity College in the 1930s with most houses designed by the same architectural practice, its layout and architecture are said to exemplify the combination of Arts and Crafts architecture and town design inspired by the Garden City Movement that was typical of the time.
This appraisal forms the basis of a proposal to designate the older phases of Barrow Road as a Conservation Area under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. Public consultation responses will be taken into account in the decision on such designation and on changes to the appraisal’s content"