Proposed Glenfield Conservation Area

glenfieldBlaby District Council is looking to designate the historic centre of Glenfield as a Conservation Area and would like hear from anyone who lives or works in Glenfield.

Working with Glenfield Parish Council, Blaby’s Planning Team is keen to hear their views to help refine and shape the proposals.

Conservation Areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest and although designation does not prevent change, it is intended to help preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the village centre.

The Council has identified a possible boundary for the proposed Conservation Area. This covers much of the centre of the village, from Kirby Road with its medieval moated site to the north and Parish Church to the south, to its later 20th century buildings, such as the former Co-operative Bakery on Stamford Street and the Wesleyan Chapel on Station Street.

The Council has also prepared an appraisal of the area to highlight its historic development and the important buildings and spaces within the village centre, in order to explain how future development can be managed within the area through the planning process.

The proposed boundary map and the appraisal for the area will be available for comment from Monday 10 March until Monday 31 March 2014, with copies available to download at www.blaby.gov.uk/news-events/press-releases/2014-press-releases/proposed-glenfield-conservation-area or paper copies will be available to view at the Council Offices, the Parish Offices and Glenfield Library during normal opening hours.

Drop in session

There will also be an opportunity for local residents and businesses to discuss the proposed Conservation Area at a drop in session on Tuesday 25 March between 11.30am and 7.00pm at the Parish Council Offices at Park House on Stamford Street.

Comments can be made directly to Catherine Hartley, Development Strategy Manager at Blaby District Council, at Catherine.Hartley@blaby.gov.uk or by post at Blaby District Council, Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP.

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