Friday, 26 February 2010

Conservation area proposals go out to consultation

Lancaster City Council has launched a consultation into plans to help further protect the district’s unique character and history.

Last year the council launched an indepth review to see if parts of Carnforth and Lancaster’s Cannon Hill should be designated as conservation areas.

The review was led by an independent consultancy, The Conservation Studio, who have recommended the creation of two new conservation areas.

In Carnforth, the conservation area is recommended to cover the approximate triangle of Lancaster Road, Haws Hill and Market Street.

To the west, the area would then take in the railway station, the frontage buildings of the former ironworks and an area of the railway land to include all the significant structures.

For Cannon Hill the recommended boundary includes Westbourne Drive, Orchard Lane, Sunnyside Lane, Laurel Bank and Beechfield.

Any comments should be submitted to the council by 31st March 2010.

• For details on the implications of designation, the recommended boundaries and to have your say, please visit the council’s website:

Alternatively, you can visit Lancaster and Morecambe Town Halls or Carnforth Library to view the consultation documents.

• Comments can be made by email to or in writing to The Conservation Team, Planning Services, PO Box 4, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1QR.

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