The consultation considers a review of the city’s conservation areas.
The city presently has 23 conservation areas, each of which has been designated by the local planning authority in recognition of its special interest and heritage ‘significance’. This protects and manages the essential elements of character and appearance that make such places distinctive.
The local planning authority has a statutory duty to review its conservation areas from time to time. As part of the local plan process, all 23 areas were re-surveyed with a view to bringing forward proposals to amend boundaries (as appropriate) in accordance with current advice from Historic England, the Government advisor on the historic environment.
The consultation mainly reflects recommendations around minor boundary changes and proposes that two of the Conservation Areas in Fenton be amalgamated into one.
This consultation has now closed.