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Moor Park Conservation Area looks set to be reduced in size by Preston City Council.
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.
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.
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The roads to be removed from the Conservation Area are:
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.”
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You can read the full report on the city council website.