THE public are invited to view draft plans to extend and rename a conservation area near Wrexham.
It follows a review of the Trevor Basin Conservation Area by Wrexham Country Borough Council.
The proposals include:
The extension of the existing conservation area southward to include Froncysyllte Basin as far as the lift bridge over the canal near to Fron House.
Renaming the conservation area the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Conservation Area.
The introduction of an Article 4(2) Direction to ensure minor development to existing dwelling houses is controlled and conserves or enhances the area.
The revised Conservation Area Character Assessment and Management Plan document is divided into two parts.
A character assessment provides historical background and defines the qualities that make up the special character and appearance of the Conservation Area.
The accompanying Management Plan sets out proposals for the preservation and enhancement of the area and design guidance for alterations to existing properties and new construction.
The Trevor Basin Conservation Area includes the setting of the Grade I listed Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and other key structures important in the development of the Basin, such as the wharves and bridges.
Proposals will be displayed at the Froncysyllte Community Centre from 10am-1pm and at Trevor Community Centre from 2-6pm on Monday, April 27. An officer will be in attendance to answer queries.
They will be also be on display at Wrexham council’s Lambpit Street reception until tomorrow and at Ebenezer Chapel, Crane Street, Cefn Mawr, from April 28 until May 8.