This is an archived press release
Thursday 3 December 2009
03 December 2009
Have your say on update for Langsett Conservation Area
The people of Langsett have until December 23 to give their views on a proposed update of the village’s conservation area.
The draft document looks in detail at the historic buildings and their settings that originally caused Langsett to be designated a conservation area in 1977, and includes two proposed boundary extensions - both in the Peak District National Park.
The first incorporates the early 20th century valve tower at Langsett Reservoir that houses the controls to release water from the reservoir. The imposing design was based on the gatehouse at Lancaster Castle.
The second is Langsett Bank Woods, planted in the 1920s by the Yorkshire Water Authority to help prevent soil erosion, and now a popular walking area and wildlife habitat beside the reservoir.
Langsett, on the A616 between Stocksbridge and Holmfirth, was originally a cluster of farmsteads based on an ancient packhorse route. It was transformed at the end of the 20th century with the construction of the reservoir, and now has a population of around 160.
The Peak District National Park Authority and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council have prepared the draft document with contributions from Sheffield City Council. It is part of a periodic review of all conservation areas to ensure their special character continues to be conserved and enhanced.
The draft appraisal can be seen online at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/langsett-conservation-area-appraisal-draft.pdf or at Peak District National Park Authority headquarters, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE.
Written comments should be sent to the Historic Buildings Team at that address or to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly marked for the attention of the Historic Buildings Team by December 23 2009.