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We want your views on Rodmersham Green and Tunstall conservation areas

Published Monday 25 October, 2021
Last updated on Monday 25 October, 2021

People can now have their say on conservation areas in Rodmersham Green and Tunstall.

Swale Borough Council is reviewing the existing conservation areas and has opened it up for public consultation.

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

“We’ve committed to regularly reviewing important conservation areas across the borough.

“We already reviewed several of our local conservation areas and have made changes to include some historic parts of the borough that we felt needed protecting.

“For Rodmersham Green we are proposing to make some changes to the current boundaries, and we want to know people’s thoughts.

“There are currently some bungalows on one side of Fruiterers Close in the conservation area, and those on the other side are not. We are proposing to remove those bungalows and also adjust the boundary to the north of the conservation area, so it follows the line of the gardens.

“In Tunstall, we’re proposing to extend the boundary to include Shooting Meadow which was used for obligatory archery practice in Tudor times, and has communal value to the village.

“We want to hear from local people what they think of these proposed changes. What makes their local conservation area special? Are the boundaries in the right place? Do we need to have additional controls in place?

“We have a rich heritage in Swale and it’s important that we protect it for future generations.”

To find out more and have your say visit swale.gov.uk/rgt.

The consultation runs from Monday, 25 October, until Sunday, 5 December.

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