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People to be consulted on changes to Droitwich's conservation area
8:50am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
DROITWICH Spa residents are going to be consulted about changes to the town’s conservation area.
Wychavon District Council has suggested a number of amendments to the current conservation boundary.
The changes would include the inclusion of new areas considered to be of special interest that have previously been omitted. These include Netherwich basin and Hill End, both in Vines Park, and the area around Lyttelton Road.
However, the new area would see the omission of Dodderhill Church, which is separately protected by listed building statue, and Heriotts Court, Heriotts Lane, St Georges Crescent, The Holloway and Hanbury Street, which have been significantly changed by modern development.
A public meeting will now be held to gather the views of residents.
It will take place at Droitwich Library, Victoria Square, on Tuesday, February 5 at 6pm. The formal consultation period will run until Tuesday, March 5.
Elaine Artherton, conservation officer at Wychavon District Council, said: “Droitwich has considerable architectural, historic and archaeological interest with more than two thousand years of settlement history. The Droitwich salt industry is exceptional in preserving evidence for salt production from the Iron Age until the nineteenth century. Although the historic town has been affected by twentieth century development, it has still retained elements of its historic plan, many of its historic buildings and a strong local identity.”
Information and an online comments form are available at wychavon.gov.uk/droitwichconsultation, at the Civic Centre in Pershore, and at Droitwich Library during normal opening hours.