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Chance to comment on review of Bradwell Conservation Area

This is an archived press release

Thursday 30 January 2014

Residents and businesses have a chance to give their views on a draft review and update of Bradwell Conservation Area.

Five slight changes to the Bradwell Conservation Area are proposed in the Peak District National Park Authority's draft document (officially called an appraisal), which is available for public consultation until February 21.

Bradwell Conservation Area was originally designated in 1976 to protect historic features that make it a special place, such as limestone cottages built in a haphazard layout of winding lanes.

Originally a Hope Valley farming, lead mining and craft settlement, in the 18th-19th centuries it developed into light industry, with the ‘Bradda Beaver’ – a hard hat worn by miners – one of its most well-known products.

The draft appraisal proposes to include part of an ancient medieval field system bounded by Hugh Lane, Town Lane and Granby Road in the conservation area. It is also proposed to include Beggar's Plot and Brook Barn and exclude Rock Bottom on Brookside.

Anyone interested is invited to the Memorial Hall, Netherside, Bradwell on Tuesday February 11, any time between 4.30-7.30pm to talk to conservation officers about the draft appraisal and proposed boundary changes.

The document is available for public consultation until Friday February 21 2014 and can be viewed at or the Authority's headquarters at Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE. Bradwell Parish Council also has a copy for viewing.

For more information contact the Historic Buildings Team on 01629 816200 or email Comments must be in writing and sent to that email address or to the Historic Buildings Team at the postal address above. Please include your name and contact details.

This is an archived press release

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