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Should Ashton-on-Ribble keep its conservation area?

Posted on - 13th April, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, History, News, Preston Council, Tulketh
Victoria Parade is within the conservation area

Victoria Parade is within the conservation area

A swathe of Ashton-on-Ribble is to have its historic status reviewed.

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Preston City Council is looking at its conservation area which covers around 30 hectares of part of the western part of the city and has been in place since 1984.

Built between 1844 and 1860 the roads such as Victoria Parade have barely changed since Victorian times.

Listed buildings such as the St Andrew’s Church lie within the conservation area, which hasn’t been reviewed since 1990.

The Ashton conservation area, with listed buildings marked in red

The Ashton conservation area, with listed buildings marked in red

The city council’s review of the conservation area includes listing what it sees as threats to the areas special character.

Among them include ‘unsympathetic shopfronts, flat roofed garages and extensions’ which detract from the original feel of the area.

Related: St Augustine’s conservation area in city centre to be scrapped

Tulketh Avenue within Ashton-on-Ribble

Tulketh Avenue within Ashton-on-Ribble

A consultation event is being held at Ashton Methodist Church in Wellington Road on Wednesday 27 April.

It gives residents the chance to see the appraised conservation area from 10am to 12noon.

Do you live in the area? What do you think of the conservation area? Let us know your views in the comments below

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