To consider a report of the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration requesting approval of the Draft Cullompton Conservation Area Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP) to be published for public consultation.
The Cabinet had before it a *report of the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration requesting approval of the Draft Cullompton Conservation Area Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP) to be published for public consultation.
The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration outlined the contents of the report stating that the existing Conservation Area Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP) for Cullompton dated from 2009. A review was needed to the document to take account of changes in the conservation area in the last 11 years; to be up to date and relevant for the High Street Heritage Action Zone; and to work in concert with the Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan that was currently being prepared, and the emerging Cullompton Neighbourhood Plan. The Council had a statutory duty to designate, amend, and formulate and publish proposals for the preservation and enhancement of conservation areas in the district.
A review had been undertaken and a consultation draft Conservation Area Assessment and Management Plan had been prepared. This had followed a format that was recommended by Historic England.
Part 1 was a character assessment, which sought to define the special interests of the conservation area and identify the issues that threaten the special qualities of the area. In Cullompton, the conservation area was divided into 6 character areas. From this assessment, amendments were proposed to the extent of the conservation area; the visually important open spaces; and, unlisted important buildings both in and adjoining the conservation area.
Part 2 contained the management proposals. This has built on the negative features that were identified in Part 1. 28 management plan principles for improvement and change were included. These provided an agenda and framework for discussion and change to enhance the conservation area, and were both site specific and across the conservation area.
Approval was being sought for the consultation draft Conservation Area Assessment and Management Plan to be published for a 6 week consultation, which would commence as soon as practicable, and would coincide with the consultation on the Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan and the District Wide Design of Shopfronts and Associated Advertisements Supplementary Planning Document. The consultation would be in accordance with the Council’s adopted Statement of Community Involvement and would include one statutory public meeting (taking into account prevailing Covid restrictions).
The Conservation Area Assessment and Management Plan would be finalised to include any amendments that were necessary following the consultation and will then be reported to a future meeting of the Cabinet with a recommendation to the Council that it be formally adopted.
The Planning Policy Advisory Group considered the consultation draft Conservation Area Assessment and Management Plan at its meeting on the 18th March 2021. The meeting identified changes and corrections needed to the document before it was published for consultation, and were included as follows
Insert new Appendix 1: Important Unlisted Buildings
Change existing Appendix 1 and 2 to 2 and 3.
Section 2.2 - 3rd Paragraph
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