This modern red brick house was built virtually on top of this thatched cottage before this backwater in Cheshire was made a conservation area.
Areas that include important examples of our social, cultural and aesthetic history
may be designated conservation areas by your local authority to safeguarded them
from indiscriminate or ill considered change. These areas may contain listed buildings.
It is not always enough to protect these buildings in isolation. Their surroundings
and general environment are often of equal importance and conservation areas are
intended to protect that complete environment .
Much development and alteration that would ordinarily be permitted will require planning
and/or conservation area consent.
Just across the road a much more sympathetic and attractive development has been permitted after the conservation area has come into existence.