The initial recommendation of the Cellar Hill/Greenstreet review was to preserve its status as a Conservation Area with a few minor boundary changes. However, following discussions with Historic England and the Conservation Officer at Swale Council, it has been decided to look at extending the Conservation Area westwards from Station Road to just beyond the Lynsted Lane junction. This would encompass an area northwards to Frognal Gardens and south into Lynsted Lane - including a cluster of eight listed buildings and others which characterise the development of Greenstreet from a farming community to a commercial centre during the 18th and 19th centuries. This is important as the aim of conservation area designation is to protect historic places and to assist in positively managing change - so that their special character is safeguarded and sustained. A further site visit will be arranged later in January, following which there will be a second public consultation on the proposed extended area.
CELLAR HILL/GREENSTREET CONSERVATION AREA TO BE EXTENDED?