ELLAND people are being given the chance to say how they think the town’s heritage can best be protected.
Much of the town centre is designated as a conservation area, and has been since 1992.
This designation helps to conserve and protect the character and appearance of this part of the town.
Now Calderdale Council has to re-evaluate the conservation area.
Questions to be answered include:
Does it work in protecting and enhancing the special heritage of the town?
Is it wide enough – do the boundaries need to be changed?
What matters to the people of Elland?
What makes the town’s heritage special?
A draft appraisal document is being produced which looks at these and other issues.
Clr Amanda Byrne, the council’s Cabinet member for Economy and Environment, said: “There are a number of ways that people can make their own contribution to the appraisal process.
“We would value people’s thoughts.”
An exhibition will be staged at Elland Library from Wednesday, February 24 to March 10.
There are also drop-in sessions at Elland Library on February 24, 9.30am-12 noon; Elland Market on February 26, 9.30am-2pm; and at the Cartwheel Club on Saturday, February 27, 10am-3pm.