Your Views On Conserving Ely City

Residents of Ely are getting their chance to see and comment on the future of Ely’s conservation area next week.

An open day will be held on Wednesday 5th September at The Vernon Cross Room at The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely, between 2.30pm and 7pm, to allow local residents to come and have their questions answered on the proposed changes to conservation area.

The existing conservation area in Ely mainly covers the city centre; the proposed new area would significantly increase the size covered.

Rosie Burton, Conservation Officer at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “The open day at the Old Gaol is a great opportunity for anyone to come along and speak to me about our plans for protecting the historic centre of Ely.

“So far we have only had a few comments in from the public which either means everyone is happy with the proposals or have not yet submitted their thoughts. It is important that if you have a question or point of view you get in touch with us – if I don’t have your feedback, I cannot allow for them when we set the final boundaries.”

A conservation area covers any places of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.

For more information on conservation areas, please contact Rosie Burton on 01353 665555.