Farnley: Public meeting will discuss Upper Moor Side future


A public meeting and community consultation will help map out the future of a West Leeds village.

Leeds City Council plans to amend the Farnley Upper Moor Side Conservation Area and would like to know what people think about the village and how it could be improved.

Farnley Upper Moor Side was first designated a conservation area in 1975. It helps to protect Farnley’s unique architecture and historical attractions from inappropriate demolition and development.

All conservation areas are reviewed periodically by the council and the Farnley consultation will ensure the council’s information is up to date.

A council spokeswoman said that the conservation area will remain largely unaltered. They say a conservation area appraisal and management plan will identify the special characteristics of the area and ensure the special interest of the conservation area is documented.

The consultation runs from 12 September until 4 November 2016 and people will be able to view the draft proposals for the Farnley Upper Moor Side Conservation Area when the consultation starts.

A public meeting and drop-in session will be held on 6 October at The Lancasterian School Room starting at 7pm.

The session will start with a presentation about the proposals and an opportunity to ask questions. This will be followed by a more informal drop in session until 9pm.

People can take part in the consultation during the public meeting, or by emailing the conservation team at building.conservation@leeds.gov.uk.

Buildings within a conservation area are protected from unauthorised demolition, and new developments have to meet higher standards of design than elsewhere.


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