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Proposed Birch conservation area consultation

Information about the proposed Birch Conservation area extension


  • When is the consultation period?
  • The Planning Policy Service field studies
  • How to view the full consultation
  • How to make a representation and where to send it

Between the 30th of April and the 10th of June 2018 the Council is consulting on a proposed extension to the Birch conservation area.

The Council's Planning Policy Service has recently undertaken a series of field studies to inform a review of the Birch Conservation Area. The aim of such a review is to consider the following:-

  • Are the current boundaries relevant and appropriate or may they require alteration?
  • What makes Birch Conservation Area special enough to warrant continued statutory designation as a conservation area? [The Appraisal] [positive contributors]
  • What local issues currently exist within the conservation area that could harm its special character [negative impacts]
  • What steps does the Council propose to preserve and enhance the character of Birch Conservation Area? [the Management Proposals and Townscape Actions]

To view and download the full consultation draft of the Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposals document as a PDF please follow the below link:

Download Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposals

To download the response form please click the link below:

Download response form

Representations can be made to the Council by emailing with the reference to the Birch Conservation Area in the header of the email. Alternatively if you, or someone you know, do not have access to a computer, consultation responses can be posted to:

Planning Policy
Colchester Borough Council

The full consultation draft of the Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposals document is also available to view in the Colchester Town Library and on request from the Council offices.

If you have any queries about the consultation please contact the Planning Policy team on 01206 508639.

To view the letter that has been sent out to consultees please click the link below.

Download consultee letter

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