Conservation Area No.27 - St Mary's & Belvedere
St Mary's and Belvedere Mills was first designated as a conservation area in November 1986. It was included in a review of the Industrial Heritage Conservation Area, which runs along the valley bottom adjacent to St Mary's & Belvedere CA. The resulting conservation area statement and Design Guide were adopted as Supplementary Planning Advice (SPA) by the Council in November 2008.
The Industrial Heritage Conservation Area Statement
These documents apply to the Industrial Heritage Conservation Area (IHCA), St Mary's & Belvedere CA, and six other conservation areas, which together form the swathe of protected land associated with the Stroud valleys’ historic industrial environment.
The Conservation Area Statement contains information about the character and special significance of the affected conservation areas. Along with the Design Guide, it also provides guidelines and management proposals for the conservation and enhancement of the conservation area, which are used to guide the interpretation and application of Development Plan policies, including Local Plan policy ES10.
The review included changes to the original St Mary's & Belvedere boundary. You can check the current conservation area boundary using the Local Plan online mapping facility.