The results of a public consultation on a draft management plan aimed at helping protect and enhance the special interest of Padiham conservation area will be reported to councilors next month (June).
The Padiham Conservation Area Management Plan outlines the measures for preservation and enhancement of the area for the period 2017 to 2027.
The draft plan was the subject of a five-week consultation which encouraged local residents, businesses and organisations to give their views and put forward suggestions. Those views were taken into account and the plan modified.
The results will be considered by Burnley Council’s executive on 6th June. Councillors are recommended to approve and formally adopt the amended conservation plan.
Kate Ingram, the council’s head of regeneration and planning policy, said: “The plan will help protect Padiham’s past, and its future. It will provide a strong foundation upon which we can build the positive, future management of Padiham’s historic heart.
“The plan is also a major part of our bid to get Heritage Lottery funding.
“We’re grateful to everyone who took part in the consultation.”
A decision on the application for £1.4 million of Heritage Lottery funding is expected at the end of June.
The Conservation Area Management Plan aims to advise on how best to manage the conservation area and develop proposals to deal with the issues threatening the special character and appearance with the main objective of positively managing future change.