Bid to conserve St Albans conservation areas

KEY points which make St Albans’ conservation area special are at the heart of a new consultation by the council.

The views of residents and local organisations are being sought on a draft document which defines the character and appearance of the conservation area.

The council has produced or is drawing up character statements for all 18 conservation areas in the district and the one for St Albans explains why the area has been designated, what elements make it special and what needs to be preserved and enhanced.

Cllr Chris Brazier, the council’s planning portfolio holder, said: “The conservation area character statement for St Albans will define what makes the area special from an architectural perspective and will help ensure that the character and general appearance of the area is preserved for future generations to come. It is important that residents give their views on the document as it will be used to help shape future planning policy.”

The document entitled the Conservation Area Characters Statement for St Albans can be found on the homepage of the council’s website at listed under the Engage with us section. For those without internet access, hard copies can be viewed at the council offices or St Albans central library in The Maltings shopping centre. Responses need to be returned by October 29.