A provisional draft local list will be compiled over the next two months. A brief description will be written for each of the buildings which are to be considered for the draft list, and photographs will be taken of them from the street. The draft list will be considered as being provisional until the initial phase of public consultation has been completed.
A public meeting will be held at the end of October to coincide with the completion of the provisional draft list and its publication here on the web. At this meeting, there will be a review of the results of the survey and an opportunity for you or any member of the public to raise and discuss any issues of interest or concern relating to the list. It is hoped that the date and venue of this meeting will be announced early in October.
Throughout November, you will be able to view the provisional draft list here on the website where you will also be able to make comments on its content and put forward buildings as candidates for the draft local list if they are not already included. An equivalent list of all the listed buildings in the town will also be published on the website to give you a comprehensive overview of all the buildings which are considered to be of the greatest architectural or historical significance in the town. A hard copy of the provisional draft list will also be available in Angel Court for public inspection and comment.
Early in December, the provisional draft list will be reviewed by the members of the Forum in the light of any comments received during the public consultation. The finalised version of the list – that is the draft local list – will then be given to the Borough Council for adoption. The Council will review the list and then notify each of the owners concerned so that they can comment on the inclusion of their property on it. Once this phase has been completed, the Council will round off the whole process by drawing up and adopting appropriate planning policies to cover buildings on the list.
We respect people’s privacy. We will therefore not be knocking at doors of private houses and asking for permission to look inside, and we will not publish pictures of people’s property if asked by the owner or occupant not to do so. Similarly when the draft list is published, we will remove any pictures of buildings if the owners or occupants of those buildings ask us to do so.