Help to protect the character and qualities of Lee

Posted on: 20 July 2017

The public is being asked to have their say and help protect the historic character and qualities of Lee.

To help with this, a public consultation is going to start on Monday 24 July 2017 to find out the opinions of local residents on a character appraisal of the village, as well as a proposal to extend the conservation area. A consultation afternoon is also being held on Tuesday 1 August 2017 in Lee Memorial Hall from 1.30pm – 5pm.

It’s part of a review being carried out by North Devon Council of conservation areas across the district. The reviews will look at what makes the historic character and appearance of each area special.

Executive Member for Strategic Planning at North Devon Council, Councillor Jeremy Yabsley, says: “So that we can help protect the architectural history, character and appearance of areas across the district we regularly carry out reviews. Everyone has their own opinion about what captures this this consultation will help to make sure we don’t miss anything out and that we preserve and enhance what is important to local people. Why not take part in our consultation online or pop along to the consultation afternoon and let us know your thoughts. ”

Ward Member for Ilfracombe West, Councillor Ian Meadlarkin, says: “Lee and the valley is a real hidden gem, we need to protect its special qualities for future generations to appreciate and enjoy as we do now.”

Members of the public have until Friday 1 September 2017 to take part in the consultation on the council’s website.

A paper copy of the character appraisal is also available in the reception areas of the council offices at Lynton House, Commercial Road Barnstaple and at The Ilfracombe Centre, High Street Ilfracombe.

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