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Measures to protect heritage of Stamford’s Conservation Area approved

Measures to help protect the heritage of Stamford’s Conservation Area have been approved by South Kesteven District Council.

Article 4, as it is known, was passed by a meeting of its full council last week, with it coming into effect on December 1.

The measure removes permitted development rights for minor projects within the conservation area, forcing householders to submit a £206 planning application before they may be able do them.

Council leader Matthew Lee told the meeting that the council can introduce all kinds of measures to support heritage but it is up to Stamford people to take hold of the issue.

He continued: "Although everybody wants to preserve the jewel in the crown, they do not want a museum piece, but a vibrant town.

"I think there’s a large demand from other towns wanting this.

"I am sure we can consider this a trial."

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