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Conservation Area Appraisal for Peterborough City Centre adopted   
13 October 2017 | Posted by Joanna Burton
 
In the 50th year of conservation area designation, Beacon is delighted that its conservation area appraisal prepared on behalf of the City Council has been adopted

Peterborough has a long history, with evidence of occupation dating back to pre-historic times. The medieval form of the settlement has left a lasting impression on the built form and layout of the city centre today, and given us one the country’s most important ecclesiastical buildings – the Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew.

The City Centre today continues to be a vibrant mix of retail, ecclesiastical and office use occupying buildings dating from the medieval period through to the Georgian with its clear influences on Priestgate and the Victorian as can be seen along Cowgate. More recently, it has undergone major positive change with the public realm works along Cowgate and the newly created civic space of Cathedral Square in the heart of the city.

The Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan appraises the special architectural and historic interest of the city centre, breaking it down into five character areas. The management plan identifies a series of policies that aim to sustain and enhance its special character and appearance as the city centre continues to develop over the next few years.

Beacon are pleased to learn that the appraisal was approved unanimously by members at July’s Planning and Environmental Protection Committee and look forward to seeing the document put into practice.