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Landmark boundary to be redrawn

Conservation: Announcing Lottery support are, from left, WSCIC Directors John Chesworth and Mark Clarkson, Adrian Phillips from Preston City Council and WSCIC Directors Simon Turner and Mick Goode

Conservation: Announcing Lottery support are, from left, WSCIC Directors John Chesworth and Mark Clarkson, Adrian Phillips from Preston City Council and WSCIC Directors Simon Turner and Mick Goode

The conservation area of a Preston Landmark is set to be extended to allow more land to benefit from potential lottery funding.

As part of plans to regenerate Winckley Square through a possible £1m project, it has been proposed to realign the boundaries to also include the whole of Cross Street.

A report to Preston Council’s cabinet recommends the redrawing of the boundaries of the Winckley Square and Avenham conservation areas.

The report said the existing boundary currently divides Cross Street across the two areas.

It said: “Realignment of the boundary would give two advantages.

“From an historic development and land use perspective Cross Street is more closely related to that of Winckley Square and Cannon Street, Guildhall Street than the adjacent streets of Avenham which remain strongly residential in character and use.

“Secondly the inclusion of Cross Street in the Winckley Square Conservation Area would allow it to benefit from the potential funding available under the THI scheme.”

Coun John Swindells, cabinet member for planning and regulation, said: “It just seems strange that Cross Street wasn’t in it in the first place. It tidies it all up and it fits in better that way.”

It was revealed earlier this month that cash had been secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund to support the revival project.

Having hurdled the first round, organisations were given £22,500 to develop new vision for the Georgian beauty spot, and will now work to produce full-scale proposals.

 

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