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Lune Street and other roads to keep conservation area status

Posted on - 20th June, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Winckley Square
Lune Street is classed as part of the Winckley Square Conservation Area Pic: 70023venus2009
Lune Street is classed as part of the Winckley Square Conservation Area Pic: 70023venus2009

Lune Street and its surrounding roads are set to retain their special conservation status.

Preston City Council had planned to reduce the size of the Winckley Square Conservation Area.

Citing an apparent lack of historic features and upkeep in Lune Street, Fox Street, Fleet Street and seven other sections of road, the conservation area was to be made smaller and focused on Winckley Square and its closest roads.

A consultation was launched by the city council and it drew a strong objection from one business in Lune Street.

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They successfully argued it would ‘undermine the significance of these historic streets and thoroughfares.”

A report to the city council’s cabinet also says if the streets were removed from the conservation area it would take away the incentive to improve the streets and buildings.

Councillors are to be asked to keep the current Conservation Area boundary.

The black line shows the current conservation area boundary which would be kept

The black line shows the current conservation area boundary which would be kept

The area surrounded by the red line shows where the new conservation area would be – the area to the north is lost

Conservation Area’s have to be reviewed every decade, the last time Winckley Square was reviewed was in 2008.

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Cabinet meets on Wednesday (20 June) to discuss the latest review of the area.

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

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