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Wednesday 27 October 2010

List to help preserve historic buildings released


A new list featuring an array of Cheshire East’s most distinctive buildings has been published.

Cheshire East Council’s heritage and design team have drawn up a roll of more than 350 historic listed buildings and structures.

The Local List of Historic Buildings became possible thanks to the help of residents who nominated many of the buildings they feel enhance both the street scene and sense of distinctiveness in that area.

Included are Buxton Road in Disley, Grimshaw Lane in Bollington, Bentley Motors in Crewe, Water Tower at Ollerton and St Philip’s Church based at Betchton.

Councillor Peter Mason, Cabinet member with responsibility for procurement, assets and shared services, said: “Cheshire East has a rich and varied heritage which is reflected in the buildings and structures which make up its towns and villages. The council is keen to recognise this distinctive heritage.

”The buildings included on the list positively contribute to the quality of the local areas in question. The public role in the preparation of this list has been an important one and I thank all residents across the borough for their contribution.”

A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has also been set up alongside the list, which will be used to provide guidance to the likes of developers and planners on planning applications which may affect these heritage assets.

Inclusion in this list ensures that every effort will be made to conserve the buildings and structures and it brings existing policies in the Congleton, Crewe and Nantwich and Macclesfield under one umbrella.

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