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Have your say on how we protect Rodmersham church

Published Monday 29 November, 2021
Last updated on Monday 6 December, 2021

People can now have their say on a new conservation area at Rodmersham Church.

Swale Borough Council is proposing a new conservation area and has submitted the proposal for public consultation.

Cllr Mike Baldock, cabinet member for planning at the council, said:

“We’ve been reviewing conservation areas across the borough to make sure our heritage buildings and important landmarks are protected.

“So far, we’ve ‚Äčalready reviewed and consulted on six conservation areas, and have incorporated people’s comments when making any changes.

“We’ve now identified a collection of buildings and spaces around Rodmersham Parish Church that we think should be protected and have created an illustrated document outlining what makes the area special, how we can protect its character, and recommendations for a suitable boundary.

“The document is now available for public consultation and we want people’s opinions on how we manage the area, including the thirteenth century, grade I listed church, the collection of grade II listed buildings and surrounding orchards.

“This is a beautiful part of the borough and we want to make sure the important heritage buildings and green spaces are protected against any future development.

“I encourage people to visit our website to view how we propose to protect this ancient part of the borough and email us or write to us with your comments.

To find out more and have your say visit www.swale.gov.uk/news-and-your-council/consultations/rodmersham-church-assessment-of-proposed-conservation-area.

The consultation runs from Monday, 29 November until Sunday, 16 January.

Comments can be emailed to conservation@swale.gov.uk or posted to CA Consultation, Planning Services, Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 3HT.