You can have your say on draft documents that the council has produced to help preserve and enhance the North Park Road and South Park Road, Kirkby Conservation Areas. There are also proposals to make some alterations to the boundary of the conservation areas.
A conservation area is “an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”.
The council has a duty to review conservation area designations from time to time and is producing conservation area appraisals and management plans for all areas throughout the borough. This will help continue to preserve and enhance these areas.
About the North Park Road and South Park Road Conservation Areas
North Park Road and South Park Road are two of fifteen conservation areas in Knowsley, designated in 1991. They both have a suburban character featuring residential houses from the 1860s onwards, with mature trees lining the roads.
The properties in both areas range from Victorian villas to modern 20th century flats generally set within well sized gardens. Several of the older villas are listed at Grade II.
What are the Conservation Area Appraisal and the Conservation Area Management Plan?
The revised conservation area appraisal identifies the positive, neutral and negative features of the area and provides an outline of the main issues that affect its character and appearance.
The conservation area management plan provides planning guidance to owners, occupiers and their agents on the planning policies, procedures and design standards which will be expected to be met.
Both the appraisal and management plan will help ensure that when buildings are extended or altered they remain in keeping with the character of the area and any new developments are designed to respect the historic character and appearance of the area.
How can I comment?
You can view the draft documents online and submit a comment on the council’s website. A copy of the document will also be available to view from the Huyton One Stop Shop and the Kirkby One Stop Shop between 10-4pm, Monday to Friday.
There will be a drop in session taking place on Thursday 14th September 2017, 3pm-7pm at The Foyer, Kirkby Leisure Centre, Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, Liverpool L32 8SA. A member of the Historic Environment team will be available to discuss the proposals and answer any questions. Old maps and photos will also be available to view.
All comments must be in writing and received by Monday 2nd October 2017.