To help protect places of particular architectural or historic interest, they can be designated as conservation areas. Here in West Lancashire we have 28 conservation areas.
Conservation area grants
Residents who live within one of the borough's conservation areas - and local groups and organisations - could be eligible for grants to improve the historic character and appearance of their properties.
The Heritage Strategy aims to provide an overview of how we will undertake our duty to preserve the historic environment of the borough and promote awareness of the value of our shared heritage.
Conservation area appraisal reviews and boundary changes
Granville Park Conservation Area
The Council’s Heritage and Environment Section is currently undertaking a review of Granville Park Conservation Area as part of a rolling programme of appraisal work throughout the Borough.
The draft character appraisal sets out the historic context of the area, identifies key buildings and features that make it special, and looks at how these important places can best be managed. The finished document will also make recommendations for the area, including potential changes to the present Conservation Area boundary and whether additional planning controls are required.
A design guide has also been produced to accompany the appraisal. It provides advice for residents in relation to alterations and extensions to properties as well as works within the wider site.
Both the Appraisal (PDF 4,951kb) and Design Guide (PDF 1,050kb) are available for download.
The Council would like any thoughts and views you may have on the draft character appraisal and design guide as part of our consultation exercise. Comments can be made from Monday 17 October to Friday 4 November 2016.
We will also be holding a public exhibition in Aughton Village Hall on Thursday 27 October from 2pm-7pm where you will be able to view a copy of the appraisal and design guide and find out more.
You can make comments on the document either via the online survey form (external link), the email address below, or via post. If you prefer to view a paper copy of the document, one will be made available at Ormskirk Library, or you can contact the Heritage & Environment Team who can arrange for a copy to be sent to you in the post.
For further information, please contact Cerys Edwards on 01695 585068, or email firstname.lastname@example.org