Castle Hill & Russell Street Conservation Area Review

Updated 14 February 2018

Members of the CAAC (Conservation Area Advisory Committee) and BSANA ( Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association) have produced a draft update of the Castle Hill  & Russell Street Conservation Area Appraisal.

This may be viewed; Castle Hill/ Russell Street CA Draft Appraisal 2017

This was shared in April 2017 for the first time with local residents, landlords and all who were interested at an afternoon event held in the community facility “The Oasis” (Baker Street). Some 40 people took part. The views of residents and Landlords in the area were sought by way of an On Line Survey which was open until 15 May 2017. We understand that Cllr Page wrote to landlords, many of whom were absentees to engage their input.

Subsequently a member of Historic England came to walk the CA with the member of the CAAC who has been working on this.  He was able to give further advice and guidance.

The draft document proposes that:

  1.  the CA be extended along Oxford Road, to the railway bridge.
  2. parts of Mansfield Road be added.
  3. Body Road, Anstey Road be brought back into the CA.
  4. Some of the properties along Prospect Street (towards the Oxford Road).

You can see here a map of the CA showing existing boundary and proposed additions.

Whilst extremely comprehensive the report requires substantial revision to shorten it to make it accessible for use by Planners and others.  It is approximately 80% complete.



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