Darwen Town Centre Conservation Area to be discussed at public consultation (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Darwen Town Centre Conservation Area to be discussed at public consultation
2:21pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
AMENDMENTS could be made to the Darwen Town Centre Conservation Area after a public consultation in May.
Proposed changes will be discussed by the council’s executive board tonight.
The conservation area, designed to protect the cultural heritage and discourage over-development, was designated in 1996 and extended in 2005.
Suggested alterations include: Realignment of the boundary to the rear of the new leisure centre so as not to cut across the rear of the new building.
Realignment of the eastern boundary to exclude Holy Trinity Primary School and instead follow Bank Bottom.
Extension of the boundary to the north of Railway Road to include the former station house and railway station car park and exclude the industrial building next to the railway line.
The exclusions are based on the buildings within them being of ‘little heritage merit’.
It is also suggested that, as it forms the ‘early historic core of the area’, stone setts in Wellington Fold should be repaired. And there are concerns about vacant land next to the Bob Inn, formerly the New Inn.
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