To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, (copy enclosed).
The Committee considered the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance seeking Members’ approval to adopt the Lists of Local Heritage Assets for the Parishes of Althorne, Cold Norton, North Fambridge, Purleigh and Stow Maries (attached at Appendix 1 to the report).
The report provided background information on listed buildings within the District and how the Planning Practice Guidance encouraged Local Planning Authorities to identify ‘non-designated heritage assets’ against consistent criteria. Adding them to a ‘local list’ was considered a positive way of improving the ‘predictability of the potential for sustainable development’. The Council’s Conservation Officer was currently drafting lists for each Parish and a timetable for this was set out in Appendix 2 to the report with a target completion date of March 2021.
Draft lists for the Parishes of Althorne, Cold Norton, North Fambridge, Purleigh and Stow Maries had been approved for publication in January 2019. Following public consultation, a number of responses had been received (a summary of these was set out in Appendix 3) and the report highlighted a number which resulted in proposed amendments. Members were advised that the draft lists (Appendix 1) had been amended to reflect the proposed amendments.
Members asked that their thanks be passed to the Conservation Officer for his work on all the Lists of Local Heritage.
RESOLVED that the Lists of Local Heritage Assets for the Parishes of Althorne, Cold Norton, North Fambridge, Purleigh and Stow Maries be approved for formal adoption.
Councillors Boyce, Mrs Channer and Mrs Fleming returned to the chamber at this point.
IN THE CHAIR : COUNCILLOR MRS P A CHANNER