Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Public's views sought on Conservation Areas

Brookhouse. Photo by Glyn Shentall. Used with kind permission. © All rights reserved.

Lancaster City Council has begun an assessment of its 37 conservation areas, beginning with those in Bolton-le-Sands, Brookhouse, Halton, Hornby, Slyne, Warton and Wray.

Many of the district’s conservation areas currently have no conservation area appraisal or one which is now out-of-date, but such appraisals are considered a useful tool for assessing the character of a conservation area. The more clearly that character or special interest is defined, the Council says, the easier it is to manage change without damaging that interest.

As part of the appraisal process the conservation area boundaries will also be reviewed.

The council wants to hear your views and will be holding drop-in events with council officers present to answer questions in each of the seven conservation areas. The events will take place during February to give local people the opportunity to view and comment upon the first draft and any proposed boundary changes.

All the events will be held from 4.30pm - 7.30pm at the following venues:

Tue 3rd February 2009: Bolton-le-Sands, Old Free Grammar School
Wed 4th February 2009: Warton, Church Hall, Main Street
Thu 5th February 2009: Slyne, Slyne Memorial Hall
Tue 17th February 2009: Brookhouse, St Paul’s Church Hall
Wed 18th February 2009: Halton, Halton Youth & Community Centre
Mon 23rd February 2009: Hornby, Hornby Village Institute
Tue 24th February 2009: Wray, Wray Village Institute

• Following the public consultation event, there will be a four week consultation period in which to view and comment upon the first drafts. The documents will be available on the Council’s website: www.lancaster.gov.uk/CAAs (this page is not yet live).

Hard copies will be available to view at Lancaster and Morecambe Town Halls.

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