Protecting Cookham’s unique character

Published: Monday, 4th June 2018

A consultation on how to maintain and enhance the unique character of Cookham is set to get underway.

The Cookham High Street Conservation Area will have a new appraisal, which will help inform planning applications in the conservation area.

There will be a drop-in session for residents to see details of the proposal and comment on it.

Cllr David Coppinger, cabinet member for planning and health (inc. sustainability), said: “We take our responsibility to protect our communities seriously.

“Cookham, like many of our communities, has a unique character, which needs to be maintained and enhanced.

“We have written to those living near the area to see what characteristics they value.

“This appraisal is about protecting and enhancing your community so please let us know what you value the most.”

The conservation area will be changing name to The Cookham Village Conservation Area and covers the core of the medieval village which features 12 buildings dating back to the 14th, 15th and 16th Centuries.

The village and many of its views featured prominently in the work of renowned artist Sir Stanley Spencer.

A public drop-in session at Elizabeth House in Cookham will run from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday 5 June.

The appraisal document and a questionnaire can be found at Maidenhead and Cookham libraries and online.

The consultation runs from 9am on 4 June until midnight on Sunday 15 July.

There are 27 conservation areas in the borough, which the council review and produce appraisals for periodically.

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