Decision details

Decision maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

the designation of the Hucknall Town Centre Conservation Area be approved and implemented in accordance with legislative requirements.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

 

Local Planning Authorities are under a duty to review whether any parts of their area should be designated as conservation areas.   Officers in Development Management and Conservation teams have identified that the Town Centre of Hucknall is an area of special architectural and historical interest and justifies being designated as a Conservation Area.   A public consultation has been held on the proposal and the majority of responses received by the Council were in support.  

 

Designation will provide a planning control to enable the conservation and enhancement of the special historic and architectural interest of the defined area. Designation will provide controls over the demolition of buildings and structures, and the planning authority will be able to exercise greater control over the design of new buildings/structures/extensions. The designation will confer a level of protection for trees that are not currently protected.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REASONS FOR REJECTION

 

the option not to designate the Hucknall Town Centre Conservation Area was not recommended as the failure not to designate carried a risk that the architectural and historic character of the area would be eroded, or will continue to erode, and significant buildings and mature trees will be vulnerable to demolition or removal. Not designating could also undermine the distinct heritage and environmental quality of the area.

Report author: Julie Clayton

Publication date: 12/03/2019

Date of decision: 11/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/03/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/03/2019

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