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Press Release

13 October 2013

Help conserve the character of Portchester (Castle Street) Conservation Area

Fareham Borough Council is asking residents for their comments on the conservation of Portchester (Castle Street) Conservation Area in a consultation running from Monday 21st October until Monday 18th November.

 

People can comment on the draft updated Character Appraisal and Management Strategy for Portchester (Castle Street) Conservation Area.  This identifies the features that contribute to the architectural and historic interest and character of the conservation area and explains how the Council will try to conserve its character and appearance.

 

Councillor Keith Evans, Executive Member for Strategic Planning and Environment, said: "We would like as many people as possible to get involved in helping to conserve the character of this historic part of the Borough by commenting on the draft document. Letters have been sent to properties and landowners within the conservation area and site notices are also in place."

 

A consultation display and a copy of the document and comment sheet will be in the foyer of Portchester Library sited from 21st October until the 2nd November - Opening Times:

They will also be in Portchester Community Centre from the 4th November until the 18th November - Opening Times:

An Officer will be there to help with any questions at the following times:

Mornings (10:00-12:00), 21st Oct, 4th, 14th Nov

Afternoons (14:00-16:00), 24th Oct, 1st, 12th Nov

Evenings (17:00-19:00), 30th Oct, 6th Nov

 

Details of the consultation can be found on the Council website /consultations where a copy of the document can be downloaded and comments can be made online.

 

After adoption the council will use the document to guide planning policy and decision making to preserve the character and appearance of the conservation area.

 

ENDS

For further information contact:

Roy Brown, Customer Engagement Manager, tel: 01329 824409

fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases

 

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