Community consultation on West Dorset conservation sites

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By Dorch_People | Friday, April 27, 2012, 09:33

West Dorset residents will be asked what they think of reviews of the character of the Charlton Down and Winterbourne Steepleton conservation areas and what they think of a proposal to extend the Charlton Down conservation area from Tuesday 1 May to Friday 29 June 2012.

Conservation areas are places of special architectural or historic interest that are protected to ensure people can continue to enjoy their character for years to come.

WDDC is responsible for deciding which places in West Dorset should be conservation areas and for ensuring that their special qualities are safeguarded.

WDDC Leader Robert Gould said: "We are lucky to live in an area with so many beautiful market towns and villages in West Dorset.  Conservation areas highlight what makes these communities special and will help keep them that way.  I would fully encourage everyone with an interest in the future of Charlton Down and Winterbourne Steepleton to comment on these latest proposals."

The proposals can be viewed and comments made from Tuesday 1 May to Friday 29 June 2012. The proposals and comment forms are available by visiting and

Proposals and comment forms are also available at Charlton Down Village Hall and shop and Winterbourne Steepleton Parish Church.

Officers from the district council will be on hand to answer questions on the reviews at:

Charlton Down Village Hall on Monday 11 June from 12.30pm to 7pm

Winterbourne Steepleton Parish Church on Thursday 14 June from 12.30pm to 7pm

For more information email or phone West Dorset District Council Conservation Assistant Shelley Saltman at on 01305 252388.

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