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Deepdale Enclosure to keep its special heritage status

Posted on - 7th December, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, History, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
Stephenson Terrace was due to lose its conservation area status Pic: Richard Swann

Stephenson Terrace was due to lose its conservation area status Pic: Richard Swann

Part of Deepdale which was under-threat from losing its heritage status has seen Preston City Council u-turn on its plans.

The Deepdale Enclosure Conservation Area was due to lose its protected status but a revised proposal has now been submitted.

Pressure from Historic England and the Victorian Society who lobbed the city council means only part of the conservation area will be removed.

A redrawn map shows properties at the end of Deepdale Road and East View are to sit outside it, but Stephenson Terrace and other properties in Deepdale Road are to keep the conservation area title.

Read more: Historic origins of the Deepdale Enclosure

The Victorian Society said the buildings were ‘handsome’ and ‘assets’.

The city council’s cabinet is being asked to approve the redrawn boundary.

Read more: Winckley Square gardens reopens after major revamp

Properties in a conservation area have stricter planning rules.

The houses which lose the status are all built between 1824 and 1892. They are 1-17 East View and 22-56 and 1-33 in Deepdale Road.

The current conservation area:

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The proposed conservation area, with the purple line being the properties which lose the heritage status:

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Councillors meet on Wednesday 14 December to consider what to do about the conservation area.

What do you think about the decision? Do you live nearby? Let us know in the comments below

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