FUTURE conservation of Clifton Village will be decided this week.
Calderdale councillors will decide whether residents should be given the support to draw up a village design statement after experts agreed that it wasn’t necessary to designate the area an official conservation area.
The statement would ensure the things people value are considered before any changes or adaptations are made to the village.
Calderdale Council and English Heritage carried out a full study of the village following a request by Brighouse councillor Joyce Cawthra.
They found that while Clifton has a pleasant residential character, 20th century rural developments have substantially altered the village.
They agreed that a design statement for the area would be more appropriate that conservation status.
Clr Amanda Byrne, cabinet member for environment, said: “We want to be sure that we make the best decision for the people of Clifton so that residents have the opportunity to get involved in shaping their future.”
The issue will be discussed at Tuesday’s cabinet meeting.