To celebrate, conserve, and enhance the special character of Covent Garden for the benefit and enjoyment of all
To sustain a distinctive place in the heart of London
The objectives of the Trust include the conservation of the Covent Garden area, its architectural character, buildings and features of historical interest. The Trust also aims to promote high standards of planning that will contribute to the area’s development and improvement, and encourage both new and traditional building uses, appropriate to the area.
The Trust is governed by a Council of up to 22 trustees, including representatives of local council and community groups, and nominees from designated bodies who reflect the public interest.
The Council meets formally on a regular basis to consider matters submitted by the freeholders of The Protected Lands and other issues that may arise.
More about the Trust’s role in Covent Garden can be read in an address by Geoffrey Holland OBE (one of CGAT’s former Chairmen) to the Royal Town Planning Institute and an article written by Raymond Cooper and Teige O’Donovan of Farrer & Co, printed in the Journal of Planning and Environmental Law in December 1998 (Covent Garden: A Model for Protection of Special Character).