Greyfriars Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

Closed 17 Nov 2014

Opened 6 Oct 2014

Results expected 24 Nov 2014

Feedback Updated 1 Dec 2014

We Asked

We asked for your views on the updated Greyfriars Conservation Area appraisal and Management Plan. The area previously known as ‘Cathedral-Guildhall’ has come to worldwide attention following the discovery of remains of Richard III in the car park at the back of the council buildings on Grey friars. The discovery in 2013 has put Leicester, and specifically the Greyfriars area on the tourist map as well as completely changing our understanding of the history and development of the area. It has raised the importance of the area from being locally interesting to internationally significant.

You Said

There has been much public support for the adoption of both documents. There were suggestions made relating to the factual content of the documents, as well as the character appraisal map. A number of comments relating to traffic regulations were also received.

We Did

Following consultation, some of the suggested edits were made. A summary of the comments received can be found on the Greyfriars Conservation Area webpage. Both the Greyfriars Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan have been approved and adopted by the City Mayor. These documents now replace the previous Cathedral-Guildhall Conservation Area as planning guidance.

Overview

Leicester City Council is asking for the public’s views on the updated appraisal and how the area should be managed for the Guildhall/Cathedral Conservation Area, which is being renamed ‘Greyfriars’ Conservation Area.

This area has come to worldwide attention following the discovery of remains of Richard III in the car park at the back of the council buildings on Greyfriars. The discovery in 2013 has put Leicester, and specifically the Greyfriars area on the tourist map as well as completely changing our understanding of the history and development of the area. It has raised the importance of the area from being locally interesting to internationally significant.

The council are required to periodically carry out assessments of the current state of the city’s conservation areas, and due to the recent burst of activity and development, the Greyfriars Conservation Area has been selected for a review. A draft Appraisal and Management Plan document have been produced for the area.

The site within Castle Ward was first designated in 1969 and was one of the first three conservation areas to be declared in Leicester. It contains many of Leicester’s most important historic buildings, streets and spaces.

These documents aim to define and record the special architectural and historical interest of the areas, and present proposals and actions that seek to guide and manage future change, enhancement and preservation of the sites, including changes to the Conservation Areas boundary.

We would like to hear your views about the Appraisal and Management Plan documents.  We would also like to hear if you have any information on the history or memories of the area which could be included in the documents.

For those who would like to discuss the plans for the area in person, Conservation Officers will be available to speak to at a drop in event at St Martin’s House on Thursday, 30th October 10am  - 3pm. (St Martins House 7 Peacock Ln, Leicester LE1 5PX)

The survey will close on 17th November and the results will be used to inform any changes to the Appraisal and Management Plan documents.

Please click on the link below to view the Greyfriars Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan.

http://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/ep/planning/conservation/conservationareas/conservationareasleicester/greyfriars/

If you have any queries about the surveys please contact: the Townscape Heritage Initiative team on 0116 454 3034 or by email:  greyfriarsthi@leicester.gov.uk

 

Areas

  • Abbey
  • Aylestone
  • Beaumont Leys
  • Belgrave
  • Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields
  • Castle
  • Evington
  • Eyres Monsell
  • Fosse
  • Humberstone & Hamilton
  • Knighton
  • Rushey Mead
  • Saffron
  • Spinney Hills
  • Stoneygate
  • Thurncourt
  • Westcotes

Audiences

  • Children and young people
  • Working-age people
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Full-time and part-time workers
  • Disabled people
  • Older households (65+)
  • Single people
  • Families with children, including lone parents
  • Couples
  • All households
  • Faith groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth clubs
  • Carers' network
  • Trade unions
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • Self-help groups
  • User groups
  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Advocacy organisation
  • Police
  • NHS
  • FE colleges
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • All Public and Private Organisations
  • Directors
  • Heads of service
  • Managers, team leaders and supervisors
  • Professionals
  • All staff
  • Service users
  • Care home residents and their next of kin

Interests

  • Planning
  • Highways
  • Community cohesion
  • City development and neighbourhoods
  • City centre
  • Tourism