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Monday, 20 August 2012
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy Manipulating The Liverpool Echo.
Here is todays news from David Bartlett with a headline in the Echo "City's Historic Gems Protected". You have to laugh
pic courtesy of the Oldham Echo.
Two conservation areas in Liverpool will be extended to give extra protection to more houses and other properties.
Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “This plan will give additional protection to the heritage of these beautiful areas.
At West Derby, the extension will take in another 17 listed buildings as well as the ancient monument site of the Norman Castle and extend protection to streets which retain the character and pattern of the 19th- century village. It will encompass the existing West Derby Village Conservation Area with an extension southwards to include most of the property on Hayman’s Green, Eaton Road North, part of Crosby Green and a longer section of Mill Lane.
It will also extend farther westwards to include the West Derby Community Centre, Field House and the Margaret Beavan School. The Castle Field and St Mary’s Rectory to the north will also be included.
At Princes Park, the conservation area will be extended to include Greenheys Road and Bentley Road, following a request by local residents, supported by councillors, through the Greenheys Road Forum
Houses in these roads were built in the mid-Victorian period and have a complementary character and history to the rest of the conservation area.
The city has 35 conservation areas covering 1,005 hectares (about 9% of the city area) and protecting some 19,000 properties.
Conservation area status does not prevent new developments, but means extra protection for buildings.
Any proposed demolition of buildings is subject to greater controls with a presumption that there should be no demolition of architecturally or historically significant buildings.
There is greater consideration given to the design of new buildings and structures in planning decisions.
Minor works, not normally subject to planning permission, such as replacing windows and adding minor extensions, are subject to greater controls.
This is Orwellian, and David who is not paid to think should know better because by doing this sort of inadequate reporting it lets the council off the hook.
So lets just look at the situation
Liverpol has seven Conservation areas at risk here they are
Castle Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside
Ogden Close, Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside
Derwent Square, Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside
Duke Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside
So Malcolm Kennedy is extending a Conservation area that is on English Heritage Conservation Area At Risk register.
Asset Type: Conservation Area at Risk
Name: Princes Road, Liverpool
Designation: Conservation Area
New Entry: No