Renewal of Fulwood’s Conservation area to be discussed

Posted on - 13th November, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, History, Preston Council, Preston News, Sharoe Green, What's On in Preston
Clock tower in Watling Street Road Pic: Tony Worrall
Clock tower in Watling Street Road Pic: Tony Worrall

A chance for Fulwood residents to have their say about the area’s history and heritage is being held.


Fulwood’s Conservation Area is up for renewal and Preston City Council is running a drop-in event.

From 10am to 12noon on Wednesday 22 November at Sharoe Green Library you can share your views on the notable buildings and architecture of five key parts of Fulwood.

Cabinet member for planning and regulation councillor Peter Moss said: “The character appraisal of Fulwood conservation area is part of an ongoing programme of reviews. Consultation will give an opportunity for the community to engage with the heritage of the Fulwood conservation area and promote an understanding of the need to preserve its character and appearance.

“I’d like to emphasise that conservation area status doesn’t mean that development can’t take place, but that design takes on a much greater importance when considering planning applications.

“I would encourage all local residents to take part in the consultation and we will be holding a drop in session on 22nd November.”

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Five parts of Fulwood are currently protected by the conservation zone.

These include a section of Watling Street Road running south to Higher bank Road, Lower Bank Road and Victoria Road.

A second is in Highgate Avenue to the north of Watling Street Road.

Heading into Garstang Road and a small section is Nooklands.

A third zone is in Fulwood Hall Lane.

Fulwood Barracks and its surrounding roads are also in the conservation area.

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The Fulwood Conservation review runs from Monday (13 November) to Friday 8 December and comments will be able to be left at the city council website.

What do you think about the conservation area? Let us know in the comments below


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