The objects of the Trust include the conservation of the Covent Garden area, its architectural character, its buildings and features of historical or architectural interest and the development of its special qualities in the public interest. Also the promotion of high standards of planning in the area, its development and improvement and the promotion of the growth of new and traditional 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 of designated bodies who reflect the public interest.
The Council meets formally on a regular basis to consider matters submitted by freeholders of The Protected Lands and other questions that may arise.
To help explain a little more about the Trust’s role in Covent Garden, read the Trust’s former Chairman’s address to the Royal Town Planning Institute's London branch in October 2000 (speech by Geoffrey Holland OBE) and an article written jointly by Raymond Cooper and Teige O’Donovan of Farrer & Co (the Trust’s lawyers), reprinted from the Journal of Planning and Environmental Law in December 1998 (Covent Garden: A Model for Protection of Special Character).