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Moor Park Conservation Area to see a number of roads removed

Posted on - 7th March, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Moor Park, Preston Council, Preston News
Daffodils in Moor Park Pic: Wolbadger
Daffodils in Moor Park Pic: Wolbadger

Ten roads look set to have their conservation status removed from them.

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Moor Park Conservation Area looks set to be reduced in size by Preston City Council.

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A consultation period has ended which asked about changing the boundary for the conservation area.

Conservation areas limit the type of redevelopment or changes to properties within the zone which includes Moor Park itself.

More than 40 responses were received with 29 people saying they wanted the conservation area listing removing entirely.

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What’s known as ‘The Saints Road’ section of the streets between Moor Park and Deepdale are to be removed from the protected status.

Councillors met on Wednesday (6 March) to hear an update about it.

Read more: Have your say on the future of Moor Park

The roads to be removed from the Conservation Area are:

  • St Thomas’s Road along the eastern side of St Paul’s Road
  • St Philip’s Road
  • St Christopher’s Road
  • St Andrew’s Road
  • St David’s Road
  • St Michaels Road
  • St Martin’s Road
  • St Cuthbert’s Road
  • St Andrew’s and Deepdale Road
Map showing the Conservation Area and the red area shows which roads are being removed
Map showing the Conservation Area and the red area shows which roads are being removed

Council officers write: “The rationale for the inclusion of the remaining terraced streets in the Moor Park Conservation Area is not only to recognise Preston’s industrial and social history but to promote a sense of continuity, stability, and to reassure local residents that the Council is actively safeguarding their historic environment.

“Indeed, there have been positive conservation-led changes in the area including improved quality in the design and construction of development and the grant-aid received from the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve Moor Park, the central feature in the conservation area.”

Read more: Moor Park to be the city’s main outdoor event venue

You can read the full report on the city council website.

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