Bid to protect west Leeds beauty spot

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LEEDS City Council has launched a consultation on plans to ensure a historic west Leeds beauty spot continues to be protected for future generations.

Residents are being asked for their views on plans to review the Farnley Upper Moor Side Conservation Area.

Farnley Upper Moor Side was first designated a conservation area in 1975.

Buildings within a conservation area are protected from unauthorised demolition, and new developments have to meet higher standards of design than elsewhere.

It helps to protect Farnley’s unique architecture and historical attractions from inappropriate demolition and development.

A Leeds City Council spokesman said: “As part of a new consultation, the council wants to know what people think about the village and how it could be improved.”

Under the plans, the conservation area will remain largely unaltered. A conservation area appraisal and management plan will identify the special characteristics of the area and to ensure the special interest of the conservation area is documented.

Farnley dates from at least 1086 when it is documented in the Domesday Book, but there evidence for human activity in the area dating from prehistoric and the Roman period.

The consultation runs from September 12 until November 4 and draft proposals for the conservation area can be viewed at www.leeds.gov.uk/conservation

A public meeting and drop-in session will be held on October 6 at The Lancasterian School Room starting at 7pm. People can take part in the consultation during the public meeting, or by emailing the conservation team at building.conservation@leeds.gov.uk

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