The role of the Heritage  and Environment Topic Group will be to:

  • Establish the nature and extent of the heritage interest within the plan area
  • Consider how to protect the heritage assets
  • Inform and influence future development, the built environment and public realm
  • Consider what measures might be needed to retain local character
  • Establish the nature and extent of natural environment interest of the town and environs
  • Consider how this should inform, influence and be enhanced by future development
  • Consider the connectivity and functioning of wildlife corridors and environmental enhancements to minimise flood risk.

The Heritage and Environment Group is Chaired by David Pennell