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Councillors vote to approve Conservation Area status for Moor Park

Posted on - 25th February, 2013 - 9:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Preston News
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The pavilion at Moor Park

Moor Park and the surrounding area have been officially declared as a Conservation Area by the council.

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Councillors voted at last week’s cabinet meeting to approve plans to protect the park and parts of Deepdale, St George’s and Plungington.

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They decided the area “is a particularly noteworthy example of late 19th century workers housing built to a grid street design.”

The Conservation Area status means any planning applications within the area will be closely scrutinised to ensure they do not damage the area.

View a map below showing the boundaries of the Conservation Area

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View Moor Park conservation area in a larger map

A consultation by Preston City Council found the vast majority of local residents and businesses in support of the proposal.

Do you live in the area? Are you pleased it will now be a Conservation Area? Let us know in the comments below

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