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Date published: 30th January 2018

North Norfolk District Council has appointed heritage consultants Purcell to help in the review of a number of important conservation areas.

Purcell are highly experienced heritage consultants and their work with North Norfolk District Council will see conservation areas at Blakeney, Cley-next-the-Sea, Morston, Wiveton and the wider Glaven Valley reviewed.

North Norfolk faces increased development pressures, especially within a number of coastal villages, and it is important to undertake a review of these conservation areas to make sure they remain fit for purpose in helping to preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the areas.

The work will ensure buildings of heritage significance, as well as key views into and out of the conservation areas, are properly understood and appropriate management plans are put in place for their future.

This will provide a clearer strategy for these areas and help shape the direction of future development in way that recognises the heritage significance of the area.

Cllr Sue Arnold, North Norfolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, said: “North Norfolk is a unique and wonderful place highly valued by residents and visitors alike.

“It is important that we review our conservation areas and the work to be undertaken by Purcell will play a vital role in helping shape the future of these areas and help identify ways to preserve and enhance them for the benefit of all of us.”

Sally Humphries, Senior Heritage Consultant at Purcell, said: “We are thrilled at the prospect of working with North Norfolk District Council on this project to assess the significance and characteristics of these conservation areas.

“We know they are very special to all who live in and visit them. Being locally based, we have a passion for the Norfolk coast and its wonderful heritage assets. We look forward to contributing to the sustainable future of these conservation areas.”

Public consultation on the draft Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans will take place in July/August 2018 once the initial review work has been undertaken by Purcell.


Last updated: 30th January 2018