Areley Kings residents asked to comment on conservation area

RESIDENTS, groups and businesses are being asked to give their views on a document outlining features that make Areley Kings an area of “special interest”.

Wyre Forest District Council’s policy and regeneration team is preparing a document for the Areley Kings Conservation Area which will detail the features that make the area unique.

The “character appraisal” helps guide and inform planning policy and the council’s team wants to hear the views of local people and businesses about the area’s important features.

Areley Kings was given “conservation area” status by the district council in 1993 and is one of 17 designated areas in Wyre Forest.

Under the Planning Act 1990 the council has a statutory duty to monitor these areas from time to time which is why the council is carrying out this appraisal.

Conservative councillor Anne Hingley, cabinet member with responsibility for planning, regeneration and prosperity, said: “Following a preliminary consultation process in 2011, the council has taken on board comments and redrafted the appraisal.

“We are asking local people to take part in identifying the qualities and features they feel are important to the character of Areley Kings conservation area.

“This consultation gives people with an interest in the area an opportunity to help preserve its character.”

Comments can be made until Friday, March 1. For more information, email conservation @wyreforestdc.gov.uk or write to Peter Bassett at Wyre Forest House. All comments will be reported to the planning committee.

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5:51pm Sun 27 Jan 13

stour67 says...

beware of councils bearing gifts.Soon you will end up with the cows.
beware of councils bearing gifts.Soon you will end up with the cows. stour67
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8:26pm Sun 27 Jan 13

jon cooper says...

You can't really escape the fact that in 20 years, WFDC have kept true to their word and made sure that every development that has occured in Areley Kings has been inkeeping with the nature of the area. It's a shame this attitude hasn't been implimented into an area which has even more historic significance: The forthcoming 'Basin's' regeneration in Bridge Street Stourport.

Nearly 12 months have passed since the projects 'launch', and the public are still no near the truth in how this development is going to look when complete, why ? I'm somewhat bemused, and have been for some time, as to why WFDC are so coy about revealing how the finished article will look in the historic 'Basin's' area in Stourport Town Centre. Is the original artists impression of 'The James Brindley Wharf', (the only drawing ever to be published to the public), really in the nature of conservation in an historic area such as the Georgian nature of the 'Basin's' ?

Just as they have succeeded in ensuring conservation in Areley Kings, and other historical sites in Wyre Forest; i can only presume that WFDC have kept a close eye on the significant regeneration in the Bridge Street and Basin's area - the so called "Jewel in Stourport's Crown".
You can't really escape the fact that in 20 years, WFDC have kept true to their word and made sure that every development that has occured in Areley Kings has been inkeeping with the nature of the area. It's a shame this attitude hasn't been implimented into an area which has even more historic significance: The forthcoming 'Basin's' regeneration in Bridge Street Stourport. Nearly 12 months have passed since the projects 'launch', and the public are still no near the truth in how this development is going to look when complete, why ? I'm somewhat bemused, and have been for some time, as to why WFDC are so coy about revealing how the finished article will look in the historic 'Basin's' area in Stourport Town Centre. Is the original artists impression of 'The James Brindley Wharf', (the only drawing ever to be published to the public), really in the nature of conservation in an historic area such as the Georgian nature of the 'Basin's' ? Just as they have succeeded in ensuring conservation in Areley Kings, and other historical sites in Wyre Forest; i can only presume that WFDC have kept a close eye on the significant regeneration in the Bridge Street and Basin's area - the so called "Jewel in Stourport's Crown". jon cooper
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