Still time to comment on heritage plan
Residents are being reminded they still have time to have their say on Ashford’s draft Heritage Strategy.
The consultation period for the strategy, which is aimed at protecting and enhancing the borough’s cultural heritage assets, began on Friday, July 7, and does not finish until Thursday, August 31.
Last month, Ashford Borough Council’s cabinet members agreed to the draft, and it is hoped the final strategy will be considered at its October meeting.
The borough has a total of 2,395 listed buildings with 42 scheduled monuments, 43 Conservation Areas and six registered parks and gardens.
Cllr Mike Bennett, portfolio holder for culture, said: “The document is out for public consultation and I urge all town and parish councils, forums, local heritage groups and individuals to read it carefully and voice their views, as I believe there may be more that can be included.
“Ashford has a rich variety of heritage assets and it is important we identify, promote and protect the significance of these valuable sites for future generations.”
To read the consultation document and share your views visit www. ashford. gov. uk/ consultations