Conservation Area status for Moor Park set to be approved

Posted on - 16th February, 2013 - 11:56am | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Preston Council, Preston News

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Plans to make Moor Park and its surrounding streets into a protected area will be heard by councillors this week.

A Conservation Area could run around the park taking in parts of Deepdale, St George’s and Plungington to preserve a “particularly noteworthy example of late 19th century workers housing built to a grid street design.”

Papers presented to Preston City Council’s cabinet detail how local residents have been consulted and broadly back the plans.

Several responses to the consultation which took place in October said they felt the plans were too late as much of Moor Park’s character had been lost.

Key buildings which will get upgraded protection, if the proposals are approved, include the former Moor Park Methodist Church, Grove House, The Church of English Martyrs and Park School on Moor Park Avenue.

View a map below showing the proposed conservation area.

View Moor Park conservation area in a larger map

The proposal goes before the city council’s cabinet on Wednesday 20 February.

What is a conservation area?

An area of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance

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