Hailsham Town Council Seeks Nominations For Buildings of Local Importance Register

Top Quote Members of the public are being invited to nominate buildings, structures and townscapes in the Hailsham parish for inclusion on a district register. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 03, 2010 - Hailsham Town Council is working with Wealden District Council towards undertaking a town-wide survey to identify buildings, structures and small-scale townscapes that fall under the relevant criteria, with the aim of producing a Building and Structures of Local Importance Register for Hailsham.

    The 'Local List', which will include details of buildings or structures considered by the Hailsham community to be of importance to their local environment and heritage, will be held by Wealden District Council, used as supplementary planning guidance, and could help to preserve the buildings and structures in the future.

    Wealden District Council, which consulted with Town and Parish councils earlier this year, will be responsible for formally agreeing nominations for local buildings and structures of interest collected by Hailsham Town Council over the course of the next few months.

    The Mayor of Hailsham, Cllr Robin Kempe, said, "To produce a list of buildings and structures located outside designated conservation areas, considered to be of historic, architectural or townscape value, is very important for the town of Hailsham in order to address the need to promote the town's unique heritage and give extra protection to the buildings and structures which listing will give them."

    Long-time resident of Hailsham Jack Hulbert, who is working with the Town Council to gather and submit nominations for the Hailsham list commented, "Members of the public need to be reminded that the buildings and structures to consider and nominate for inclusion on the 'local list' are not necessarily the obvious ones that may already be listed or have conservation area protection."

    "There are proportionally more unlisted buildings, ranging from houses to shops, and townscape features, such as shelters, post boxes and monuments, that still make a place unique to residents and promote civic pride."

    In making nominations for the inclusion of buildings, structures or townscapes located within the Hailsham Parish which deserve recognition and addition to the 'Local List', members of the public are encouraged to first refer to the criteria set out at www.wealden.gov.uk. Nominations should then be submitted by calling Hailsham Town Council on 01323 841702 (during office hours) or by email: enquiries ( @ ) hailsham-tc dot gov dot uk dot

    For all enquiries relating to this press release, contact:
    Terry Hall, Hailsham Town Council
    Market Street
    East Sussex
    BN27 2AE
    United Kingdom

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