Conservation Areas Wirral is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of all of Wirral’s 26 Conservation Areas. A general meeting in April 2014, concerned about the problems facing conservation in Wirral, authorised the establishment of a group to liaise with the Council to raise the profile of Wirral conservation and to provide a conduit between the Conservation Area committees and the planning department.
Our job is to ensure that the legacy of Wirral’s past is conserved for Wirral’s future – we strongly believe that the safeguarding of Wirral’s Conservation Areas is fundamental to this aim.
We consider that Wirral’s rich history and heritage, as defined by its Conservation Areas, enhances the enjoyment of visitors and adds a new and valuable dimension to the attractions of this stunning peninsula. To find out if you live in a Conservation area click on the following link:
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WHAT WE DO
Each one of Wirral 26 Conservation Areas is automatically a member of the Conservation Areas Wirral (CAW) Forum. At the Annual General Meeting a committee is elected to pursue the organisation’s aims and this, in turn, elects its own officers. The committee meets monthly to hear reports about problems and concerns and then decides its priorities in dealing with them.
We understand the current constraints under which the Council’s planning department is operating and we shall do our best to assist with anything that applies to conservation. Our philosophy is co-operation, not confrontation. We meet regularly with the Council’s Head of Regeneration and with Historic England where concerns are aired, priorities discussed and plans implemented.
Forum members are kept in touch by a system of ‘Forum Friends’ whereby each member of the CAW committee is responsible for keeping in close contact with three or more of the Conservation Committees in Wirral. Regular newsletters are produced and urgent information is transmitted by email.
We work with all of Wirral’s Conservation Advisory Committees and with Wirral Council to promote, defend and safeguard these unique areas that contribute so much to the character and charm of the Wirral Peninsula.
Every Conservation Area has its own distinctive character, derived from its landscape, historic development, use, buildings, materials and features. The individual buildings, street furniture, open spaces, trees and gardens will contribute to create the particular character of the area. Individual character appraisals and management plans can viewed on the Wirral Council’s website under the following link:
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