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Gwaenysgor conservation area appraisal and management plan

Published: 12/06/2015

A management plan for the conservation area of Gwaenysgor is expected to be approved by Cabinet on Tuesday (16 June). Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest and the local planning authority has a statutory duty to designate them, to preserve their character or appearance. Gwaenysgor is one of 32 conservation areas in Flintshire. It is the first to have a designated management plan, which has been drawn up with the help of the local community, the Community Council and the local Member, but others are expected to follow in due course. The Plan will assist in formulating and assessing development proposals; protecting important historic buildings and ensuring that the special character of the village remains. Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Gwaenysgor is a village to be proud of, with many special architectural and historic qualities. Whilst change is inevitable, we need to manage that change to ensure that the village retains its character. This management plan, if approved by Cabinet, includes an extension to the village’s conservation area, and guidelines for new building design and the landscape of the area.” The management plan can be found in the agenda of this month’s Cabinet report at