11 September 2020

Photograph showing the one of the Bedford Cottages in Tavistock conservation area

West Devon Borough Council wants to hear your thoughts about the review of Tavistock's Conservation Area boundary, the Appraisal and Management Plan.

A survey sharing the Council's proposals for the Conservation Area in the town will be running from Friday 11 September until Friday 23 October 2020 for residents to share their views. 

A lot has changed for Tavistock in the last ten years and one of the great values of areas of historical and heritage status are that they provide a sense of place and identity. 

The aim of the Conservation Area Appraisal, and its partner document the Conservation Area Management Plan, is to form a complete record of what contributes to the special architectural and historic interest of the Tavistock conservation area and how character and appearance may be preserved and enhanced. This update, following consultation, will review successes of the Character Appraisal, identify ongoing issues and suggest priorities for action in the years ahead.

These key documents are used in decision making by the local planning authority, as well as helping property owners, and others, who make decisions or carry out works to buildings and spaces within the town.

The Council are asking for your views on the document revisions. 

Cllr Caroline Mott, West Devon Borough Council's Lead Member for Environment, said: "It's really important that we hear what local Tavistock residents think about the proposed document revisions. The document looks at important buildings, their materials, the public realm and how street furniture is chosen to complement the town's heritage so everyone has a role in the future conservation care of the area.

"We really look forward to residents' thoughts to our survey.  It's your chance to shape your community's Conservation Area in Tavistock, so please get involved and let us know your thoughts."

To complete the survey, please visit www.westdevon.gov.uk/TavistockConservationArea