Town and Country Planning

Town and Country Planning Act 19902000-07-262000-06-152000-08-21CW71AH-2.52633553.189984CW7 1AHCheshire West and ChesterPlanning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

Vale Royal Borough Council


Notice is hereby given that Vale Royal Borough Council in pursuance of its powers under section 69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, have designated those parts of Vale Royal Borough described in the Schedule below as the Trent and Mersey Canal Conservation Area with effect from 15th June 2000. Plans showing the Conservation Area may be inspected during office hours from Mondays to Fridays inclusive, at the Planning Department, Wyvern House, Winsford. Attention is drawn to the effect of designation on the control of demolition of buildings and on the felling, lopping, topping or damaging of trees within a Conservation Area. Section 74 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, applied to all buildings in Conservation Areas other than: (a) listed buildings (which are subject to control under other legislation); (b) ecclesiastical buildings which are for the time being used for ecclesiastical purposes; (c) buildings for the time being included in this Schedule of monuments compiled and maintained under section 1 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979; or (d) buildings specified in a direction by the Secretary of State; and requires that any building to which section 74 applies shall not be demolished without the consent of the Secretary of State. Section 211 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, applies to all trees within Conservation Areas other than trees included in a Tree Preservation Order and prohibits the cutting down, lopping, topping, uprooting, wilful damage or wilful destruction of trees, except with consent of the Local Planning Authority or where a tree is dead, dying or dangerous or where it is necessary to prevent or abate a nuisance. J. Page, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1AH. ScheduleThe boundary of the Conservation Area has been drawn tightly along the canal corridor. Generally, field boundaries and hedgerows, especially along the towpath, define its extent for the majority of its length. Significant areas of woodland adjacent to the canal are also included. Where the canal is in a cutting or on an embankment, their respective top or base also defines the boundary. It broadly reflects the overburden above tunnels, and includes the trackways between tunnel portals. The embankments and abutments of old bridges are marked but not modern structures. Where appropriate, the boundary widens beyond the direct confines of the canal to include buildings and enclosures of direct historic association with the canal. Specific examples of this are at Broken Cross; Wincham Wharf; Maston/Lion Salt Works (which is already a separate conservation area); Anderton Basin/Boat Lift; Barnton Basin; Acton Quay; and the Dutton Stop Lock/Dry Dock complex at the southern portal to the Preston Brook Tunnel. The various marinas and wharfs along the canal are also included within the designated area. 26th July 2000.