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 are undertaking a public consultation to seek your views. The public consultation will run from Monday 31 October to Monday 12 December and we welcome your comments and feedback during this period.

We are 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 are also interested in your opinion on the changes being considered to the boundary of the conservation area.

How to get involved in the consultation

  • Complete a short questionnaire on Citizen Space to provide your feedback.

  • Visit our public drop-in session on Thursday, 10 November, in Alston Town Hall, Meeting Room, 2pm-7pm.
    Paper copies of the management plan and questionnaire are available at this event.

Following the public consultation period, we will consider 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 published 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: Wednesday, 2 November, 2022.