Public consultation on conservation areas in the Peak District

Residents in Cressbrook and Ravensdale have the chance to comment on a document which sets out why their villages are protected and such special places to live in.

The Cressbrook and Ravensdale Conservation Areas Appraisal, prepared by the Peak District National Park Authority, reviews the Cressbrook and Ravensdale Conservation Areas and looks in detail at their special qualities.

The villages were originally constructed to provide housing for workers at Cressbrook Mill and date from the early to mid-nineteenth century. Steep slopes and dense tree planting contribute greatly to the character of both villages which are located in the White Peak.

A public consultation on the draft appraisal is taking place until Friday 5 August 2011. The document can be seen: online at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/cressbrook-ravensdale-caa, at the Cressbrook Social Club and at the Peak District National Park Authority offices at Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, during normal office hours

Residents and other interested parties can talk to conservation officers about the document at a drop-in session in The Cressbrook Social Club in Cressbrook on Tuesday 26 July between 4pm and 7.30pm.

Cressbrook and Ravensdale are two of 109 conservation areas in the Peak District National Park. All conservation areas are reviewed periodically, and the appraisal is part of this process.

Written comments on the draft Cressbrook and Ravensdale Conservation Area Appraisal should be sent to the Historic Buildings Team at Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE, by Friday 5 August.