Leeds-Liverpool Canal Conservation Area Management Proposals
The overall aim of the Conservation Area Management Proposals is to preserve and enhance the character of the Conservation Area by ensuring that the Council and the community work together to maintain historic features and details and limit the loss of character.
The objectives of the Management Proposals are based on the issues identified in the Leeds-Liverpool Canal Conservation Area Assessment and prioritised by members of the community who took part in the Leeds-Liverpool Canal Conservation Area Assessment public consultation.
Repairs and Maintenance Guidance
Many residents of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal Conservation Area wanted to know how the way they maintain, repair and restore their own houses can help to maintain or enhance the special character of the conservation area.
The Design and Conservation Team has responded by producing a Repairs and Maintenance Guide for traditional buildings. The guide advises on things like roof maintenance and repair, repointing walls and fitting burglar alarms. The guidance is applicable across the district and is divided into brief sections which can be accessed below:
Shopfront Design Guidance
People who took part in the Leeds-Liverpool Canal Conservation Area Assessment consultation were concerned that the design of some of the shopfronts in the town centre is not making a positive contribution to the area’s character and appearance. Residents in other conservation areas with commercial buildings felt the same about their areas.
The Design and Conservation Team has produced a Shopfront Design Guide which is used to make sure that any new shopfronts or alterations to existing shopfronts make a positive contribution to the character and appearance of the conservation area.
The Shopfront Design Guide is a key reference when planning decisions are made about shopfronts.
Leeds-Liverpool Canal Conservation Area Assessment
The Leeds-Liverpool Canal Conservation Area Assessment contains a detailed analysis of the character of the conservation area and describes its special character and interest. The document and the revised conservation area boundary were approved by Executive on 21st March 2006.