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Morriston conservation area review

The 6 week public and stakeholder consultation period for the Morriston Conservation Area Reviewed ended on 8 October 2017. The conservation area review includes a draft management plan, changes to the conservation area boundaries and scope to achieve regeneration opportunities for the area.

We will now be collating and reviewing the comments submitted and making required modifications to the draft document over the coming weeks. It is envisaged that the final document including conservation area boundary amendments will be presented to Planning Committee, on Tuesday 7 November 2017, where the committee will consider the recommendations and feedback from the public and stakeholder consultation.

A decision will then be made as to whether the proposed conservation area management plan and boundary changes are agreed and the document can be formally adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance".

For further information on the process and related questions please email or call 01792 636320.

Morriston was the first planned industrial settlement in Wales. It was laid out in the 1780s to attract and house workers in the expanding copper smelting industry of the lower Swansea valley. What you see today are buildings dating back to Victorian period onwards on a street grid dating from Georgian times. Morriston has many fine buildings and possibly the finest chapel in Wales (Tabernacle which is Grade I Listed). In recognition of the special historic and architectural character of the area, it was designated as a conservation area in 1975.

We are required to review all conservation areas from time to time and we are now reviewing and updating the Morriston conservation area. The review includes: 

  • A 'boundary review' to see if any areas should be added or excluded:  PDF Document Morriston conservation area review boundary map (PDF, 296KB)Opens new window
  • An up to date 'character appraisal' identifying the character of the area including what makes the area special and interesting, and
  • A 'management plan' which indicates how the character of the area will be preserved and enhanced by a variety of means including preservation of historic building, planning guidelines to improve shopfronts and householder developments, management of the public realm and potential regeneration funding opportunities for commercial premises.  

PDF Document Morriston conservation area review (draft) (PDF, 10MB)Opens new window

The following leaflets address many of the questions residents and local businesses will have about the conservation area and the review. 

PDF Document Morriston conservation area review - information for residents (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window
PDF Document Morriston conservation area review - information for businesses (PDF, 605KB)Opens new window

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