Comments sought on Purbeck conservation areas

(c) Purbeck DCResidents in some parts of Purbeck are being asked to comment on documents produced following reviews of some of the district’s conservation areas. 

Purbeck District Council recently undertook reviews in Morden, Piddle Valley and East Creech which resulted in the production of Character Appraisals.  These documents will assist with helping to preserve and enhance the special architectural or historic character or appearance of each conservation area. The reviews also include proposals for changes to boundaries.  

Details of the Character Appraisals and boundary revisions are being sent to all properties in the relevant areas, and the proposals will be available for all to view online at  Residents have from 7 November to 16 December 2016 to make comments.  

Councillor Peter Webb, Environment Portfolio Holder for Purbeck District Council said: “This is an opportunity to play a role in the future look and feel of these conservation areas. The consultation gives people the opportunity to tell us what they think.” 

Conservation Areas are designated to cover the most historically and architecturally important and interesting parts of towns and villages. Various factors contribute to the special character of a conservation area. These include the quality of historic buildings and spaces, the layout of roads, paths and boundaries, and use of locally distinctive building and paving materials.  

The work brings to a conclusion the initial review of all the district’s conservation areas. 

All comments should be made in writing to the Design and Conservation Officer at Purbeck District Council, Westport House, Worgret Road, Wareham BH20 4PP or by email: If a resident lives in one of the conservation areas and they haven’t seen a leaflet, they should telephone Design and Conservation Officer, Benjamin Webb on 01929 557388.


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