The four conservation area appraisals in central Leigh are:
The Council would like local people to tell them what they think about these appraisals and whether the boundaries of the Conservation Areas are right. In some cases the appraisals suggest that changes need to be made as things have changed on the ground over the last 25 years. When completed these appraisals will help to guide decisions affecting development in the future.
The Council is consulting on these draft appraisals for four weeks from Wednesday 13th June until Wednesday 11th July 2012. There is a small exhibition at Leigh Library and there will be a drop in session with council officers on 27 June and 2nd July 2012 from 2pm to 7pm. The Council would like to receive comments from residents, businesses and visitors on the draft Conservation Area Appraisals. Views will be taken into consideration when finalising the appraisals.
A conservation area is an area of special architectural or historic interest, where it is desirable to preserve or enhance the character. Conservation Areas contain buildings of interest, and often possess an important social history, together with their historic, architectural and natural character. These, collectively are considered especially important features and attributes, and contribute positively to the area's special interest.