Consultation on Alston Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan

We are preparing a Character Area Appraisal and Management Plan (CAAMP) for Alston Conservation Area as part of the statutory duty to preserve and enhance the heritage asset.

This new character appraisal and management plan includes a description and assessment of the historical, architectural and townscape qualities of Alston conservation area. It aims to encourage the conservation, repair, reuse and management of the town’s historic environment.

Download the draft Alston Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan (PDF 4Mb / 211 pages).

Public consultation

Before the Character Appraisal and Management Plan is adopted as planning policy guidance we undertook a public consultation to seek your views. The public consultation ran from Monday 31 October to Monday 12 December 2022 and we welcomed your comments and feedback during this period.

We were particularly interested in understanding why you think the Alston conservation area is of special interest and what opportunities you think there are for enhancing the conservation area. We were also interested in your opinion on the changes being considered to the boundary of the conservation area.

We invited the public to provide their feedback through a short online questionnaire and at a public drop-in session on the Thursday 10 November. Paper copies of the CAAMP and questionnaire were also available at the Local Links Library, Town Hall, Alston. A presentation of the CAAMP was given at the Alston Moor Parish Council Meeting on the Monday 7 November, and was made available online afterwards. View the Alston Conservation Area and Management Plan presentation (YouTube)

Following the public consultation period, we are now considering feedback and where appropriate include it within the CAAMP. We will present the final document to our Executive Committee for formal adoption as planning guidance and publish it on this website.

Future consultations

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For further information and questions

If you would like any further information or have any questions please contact our Conservation Officer on the details below:

Last updated: Monday, 19 December, 2022.