Picture of buildings in King Street Knutsford

Views are being sought on potential changes to two of Knutsford’s Conservation Areas under work being led by the Town Council.

Following the adoption of the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan in 2019, Knutsford Town Council set out to meet its commitment to work with Cheshire East Council to review all the Town’s Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plans. The aim is to ensure that all are up to date, reflective of the existing built environment, and relevant in the continued protection and enhancement of these heritage areas.

A consultant at Donald Insall Associates was appointed to undertake the conservation area reviews and engagement meetings and is now working on the Town Centre and Cross Town Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans.

In order to understand the views of people living locally the consultant will be holding drop-in sessions on Wednesday 5th July at 60 King Street (Kings Coffee House).

The sessions run from 12pm-1:30pm, 3pm-4:30pm and 5:30pm-6:30pm and provide a chance for residents, business owners and tenants, property owners and landlords, and anybody else interested in the special nature of these areas of Knutsford, a chance to ask our consultant questions, see some of the consultant’s findings and research, and provide views on how best to protect and manage the areas.

“These reviews will conclude our work reviewing the five existing conservation areas in the town and are part of our work to conserve the heritage of Knutsford” said Bob Allen, Planning and Facilities Officer Knutsford Town Council. “We encourage those interested in these two areas, particularly those who live or own property there, to attend these sessions, to find out more and share their views.

If you have any further questions about this consultation session, please contact the Planning and Facilities Officer, Bob Allen on 01565 653929