Designation of Mr Straw's Conservation Area
Bassetlaw District Council has recently identified and approved
a new conservation area in Worksop that includes land and buildings
at Carlton Road, Blyth Road, Blyth Grove, Highland Grove, South
View, The Baulk and Shepherds Avenue.
The area has a strong local identify and includes Mr Straw's
House, a local cultural heritage attraction run by the National
Trust. The conservation area is considered to have special
architectural and historic interest, the character or appearance of
which it is desirable to preserve and enhance.
Mr Straw's Conservation Area was designated at Planning
Committee on the 25th May 2011.
Following designation, the Council's Conservation Team has
released a draft appraisal for public comment. This document
examines the special character of the area and proposes management
strategies to preserve or enhance the area's character and
The Draft Mr Straw's Conservation Area Appraisal is available
for public comment until the 8th July 2011 and can be viewed at the
Council's offices (Queens Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop),
Worksop Library, North Notts College (Carlton Road entrance),
Bassetlaw Hospital or online at Conservation
Area Appraisals web page. Please contact the Council's
Conservation Team for further information.
Councillor David Pressley, Chair of Planning and Portfolio
Holder for Community Prosperity at Bassetlaw District Council
“This is a positive step that reflects the Council's commitment
to the protection of the historic environment in Worksop. This will
be followed up by other proposals that will enhance the whole of
Last Updated - 17/08/2011