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Conservation Area Appraisals

Arkholme Conservation Area Appraisal Consultation

Traditionally constructed building in Arkholme

Traditionally constructed building in Arkholme

Lancaster City Council is carrying out a consultation on its draft Conservation Area Appraisal for Arkholme.

This consultation will run for 6 weeks from Monday 5 October to Monday 16 November 2015. 

The area is characterised by its traditionally constructed farm and residential buildings, which have a distinctive aesthetic appearance due to the use of local materials.

The purpose of the consultation is to provide members of the public with an opportunity to make comments on the content of the draft conservation area appraisal to ensure that it represents Arkholme’s special architectural and historic interest.

Traditionally constructed building in Arkholme

Traditionally constructed building in Arkholme

A copy of the draft Conservation Area Appraisal Document can also be viewed in Lancaster and Morecambe Town Halls and Lancaster and Morecambe Libraries.

Have your say

A public drop in event will be held in Arkholme Village Hall (Main Hall) on Wednesday 28 October 2015 4 to 7pm.

Other ways to have your say

Comments can also be made by:

  • Emailing Megan Atkinson (Conservation Officer) matkinson@lancaster.gov.uk
  • Writing to: Planning and Regeneration, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ.

Conservation Appraisal Assessment Background

Lancaster City Council is in the process of assessing its 37 conservation areas. Section 69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 imposes a duty on local planning authorities to designate as conservation areas any 'areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance'.

Conservation area appraisals are a commonly used technique to identify and assess the character of a conservation area. The more clearly that character or special interest is defined, the easier it is to manage change without damaging that interest.

A clear and comprehensive appraisal of the character of a conservation area provides a sound basis for development control and for developing initiatives to improve the area.

Many of the district's conservation areas had no conservation area appraisal or one which was out-of-date. However, in 2009 the council worked in partnership with The Conservation Studio to assess the following seven conservation areas:

• Bolton-le-Sands
• Brookhouse
• Halton
• Hornby
• Slyne
• Warton
• Wray

The council held public consultation events in each of the seven conservation areas during February 2009. The council considered the responses received during the consultation period and the final drafts were approved by the relevant Cabinet. The formal adoption took place on 3 December 2009.

These seven conservation area appraisals, including the Townscape Appraisal Maps which illustrate any proposed boundary changes, can be downloaded from the column on the right-hand side of this page.

The council is continuing the assessment of its remaining conservation areas on its own behalf.



The Conservation Team




01524 582360

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