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Cllrs agree boundary changes to Tunstall and Rodmersham conservation areas

Published Thursday 14 April, 2022
Last updated on Thursday 14 April, 2022

Councillors have agreed to extend the boundaries of Tunstall and Rodmersham Green conservation areas.

Swale Borough Council’s proposals to amend the current boundaries were approved at last night’s cabinet meeting (Wednesday, 13 April).

This is the first time the boundaries have been reviewed in almost 20 years after being set in the 1970s.

Cllr Mike Baldock, cabinet member for planning, said:

“We reviewed the conservation areas at Tunstall and Rodmersham Green last year and realised it was important to extend the boundaries to protect the heritage of both areas.

“Our proposed changes have been out for public consultation, and now cabinet has agreed to amend the boundaries, bringing them up to date and in line with what you see on the ground.

“In Tunstall, we’ll be extending the boundary to include the green space known as shooting meadow, which was used for archery practice in Tudor times, and in Rodmersham Green we’ll be extending the boundary in places where small land changes have happened over time, and removing Fruiterer’s Close which now features more modern buildings.

“We’ve extended the boundary slightly since our consultation for Rodmersham Green, so we’ll be holding an additional consultation next month for the public to have an opportunity to comment on the final changes.”

The full report can be found here.