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Conservation areas

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.

Heritage strategy

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 is currently consulting on an extension to the existing Conservation Area boundary and associated Article 4 Direction to include the former Cockbeck Tavern and the Bowling Green to the rear. A map (PDF 1.02mb) showing the proposed boundary to the Conservation Area and the area covered by the Article 4 Direction is available for download.

The Council welcomes any views people may have that are specifically related to the proposed boundary amendments. Comments can be made by contacting Cerys Edwards via email at cerys.edwards@westlancs.gov.uk, by letter to 52 Derby Street, or by phone on 01695 585068.

The opportunity to make comments is available from Monday 30 January until Monday 20 February 2017. Any comments received will be considered by the Council later in the year before a new boundary to the Conservation Area is confirmed.  

For further information, please contact Cerys Edwards on 01695 585068, or email cerys.edwards@westlancs.gov.uk.