Conservation area appraisal consultation
Hastings Central Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan
Conservation Areas are areas of special architectural and historic interest which should be preserved or enhanced. Although conservation areas mean some extra planning controls and considerations, these exist to protect the historic and architectural elements which make the place special. The aim in exercising these controls is to ensure that what makes the area special is not harmed by proposed changes. They are most likely to affect owners who want to work on the outside of their building or any trees on their property.
We have been reviewing the existing Hastings Town Centre, the White Rock and part of the Old Town conservation areas (including Hastings Castle, the Pelham group of buildings and Wellington Square).
Our new draft appraisal provides a description of the historical development and significance of these areas and important features that should be protected. The draft document proposes the amalgamation of these existing conservation areas as well as proposing boundary extensions. The appraisal process has also helped inform the Management Plan, which sets out steps that might need to be taken to maintain the special interest of the area.
Consultation ran from 12 June to 21 July 2017 on the draft Appraisal and Management Plan for Hastings Central Conservation Area. This was followed by a drop-in meeting held on 01 November 2017 from 3-7pm. The consultation documents can be seen below for information purposes only, preparation of the final appraisal document is underway.
- Consultation draft: Hastings Central Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan
- Appendix 1: Heritage assets in the Town Centre area
- Appendix 2: Townscape analysis maps
- Appendix 3-5: Glossary, sources, Local Plan policies
- Extract from CAA - map 5 showing the proposed Hastings Central Conservation Area
- Enlargement of map 5 - proposed northern extensions
- Enlargement of map 5 - proposed southern extensions
- Summary leaflet