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Consultation closing: have your say on draft appraisal and management plans for two Walsall borough conservation areas

Consultation closing: have your say on draft appraisal and management plans for two Walsall borough conservation areas
Published on 29 September 2021 Print

The public consultation on draft conservation area appraisal and management plans for two Walsall conservation areas, Old Rushall and Great Barr, will close on Monday 11 October 2021.

Public views on the draft appraisal and management plans are important so that the council can ensure these documents are robust enough to inform planning decisions around the two conservation areas into the future.

The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 places a duty on local planning authorities to review their conservation areas in order to justify their future status, and make changes to boundaries where considered necessary.

Conservation area appraisal and management plans identify what parts of a conservation area are special in terms of the architectural and historic interest, such as what buildings and features are important and should be preserved and enhanced. They also identify where there are buildings or features that do not fit in with the rest of the conservation area. The management plan helps identify any threats to the conservation area and suggests ways that these can be addressed.

For further information, to view the draft documents and to have your say via the consultation response form, please see the council’s website at www.walsall.gov.uk/ConservationAreaAppraisals or contact the planning policy team on 01922 658020 or at planningpolicy@walsall.gov.uk