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Conservation Area No.29 - Stroud Industrial Heritage

The Industrial Heritage Conservation Area ("IHCA") was first designated in September 1987. It has been extended at several points since the original designation and it was subject to a comprehensive review between 2006-8, resulting in the adoption of a Conservation Area Statement (CAS) and Design Guide in November 2008.

The four volumes of the IHCA Conservation Area Statement

The Industrial Heritage Conservation Area Statement

IHCA CAS Volume 1: Summary and Character Overview (SPA)

IHCA CAS Volume 2: Character Parts (SPA)

IHCA CAS Volume 3: Conservation Area Management Proposals (SPD)

IHCA CAS Volume 4: Design Guide (SPA) 

These documents apply to the Industrial Heritage Conservation Area (IHCA) and seven other conservation areas, which together form the swathe of protected land associated with the Stroud valleys’ historic industrial environment:

  • No.21 - Dunkirk & Watledge CA
  • No.22 - Ebley Mills CA
  • No.24 - Lodgemore & Fromehall CA
  • No.25 - Longfords Mills CA
  • No.26 - Stanley Mills CA
  • No.27 - St Mary's & Belvedere CA
  • No.28 - Stroud Station CA

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 2008 review included boundary changes to the IHCA and several of the other affected conservation areas. You can check the current conservation area boundaries using the Local Plan online mapping facility.

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