Blaenavon Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan, and extension of the Blaenavon Town Centre Conservation Area.

Closed 18 Sep 2017

Opened 7 Aug 2017

Overview

We are currently updating the Blaenavon Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan which makes recommendations for the future management and enhancement of the area around Blaenavon town centre.

As part of this process we are also proposing to extend the boundary of the Blaenavon Town Centre Conservation Area.

Conservation areas are identified as areas of special character or historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. The conservation area designation gives the council an additional layer of control to ensure that all development improves and enhances the character and appearance of the area.

The management plan is a key document that describes the management needs of the area, including an assessment of the effectiveness of current planning controls, the need for supplementary protection and the identification of ways in which the area’s special character can be preserved or enhanced.
 

Why We Are Consulting

We are required to review conservation areas from time to time to consider whether further designations or revisions are required, and to identify actions for the positive management of the areas to ensure their character is preserved and enhanced.
 

We also wish to extend the boundary of the Blaenavon Town Centre Conservation Area to the south east and south west to include a number of buildings that were built at the same time, and have the same character as those currently within the boundary.

We would like to hear your views on these plans.

A public exhibition will also take place at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre on Tuesday 22 August 2017 from 10:00am until 8:00pm to allow anyone with an interest in the proposals an opportunity to give their views and discuss in person with council officers.
 

Audiences

  • Residents