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Crawley Council wants your say on proposals to changes of conservation areas and listed buildings in the town

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Crawley Borough Council wants to hear your views on proposals for changes to conservation areas and locally listed buildings.

For conservation areas, Crawley Borough Council is proposing the following changes:

  • Two new conservation areas – one at Queens Square and The Broadway and one at Gossops Green Neighbourhood Centre – in recognition of the significance of these areas as examples of New Town heritage
  • Changes to the boundaries of the Brighton Road, High Street, and St Peter’s conservation areas.

In addition, the council is recommending making changes to its locally listed buildings, as part of an updated Local Heritage List:

  • Inclusion of around 60 additional buildings
  • Removal of two buildings currently on the list: 37 High Street, Northgate and 41-43 High Street, Northgate.

The changes will affect the way in which proposals for development relating to some areas or buildings are considered as part of the planning process.

Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, said:

“Consultations are an important way for you to have your say on what happens around the town. 

“This is your chance to share your opinion on changes you would like to see to our heritage assets. So don’t miss out!”

The six-week long consultation begins on Friday 5 February. To view the proposals and supporting evidence, and to give us your views, visit crawley.gov.uk/consultation

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Delays possible as road works to last till June at Calvert Link, off the Kilnwood Vale Roundabout

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Crest Nicholson will begin road improvement works on Calvert Link, off the Kilnwood Vale Roundabout on Crawley Road, on the 11th of March 2021.

As part of these works, a new roundabout will be installed, and new road built to the west of the roundabout to cater for an anticipated increase in traffic flow due to the next phase of the residential development of Kilnwood Vale.

A change in traffic management is scheduled for the night of the 10th March 2021 and works are expected to be completed by 12th June 2021. During this time, Calvert Link will remain as a one lane access with use of vehicles via a traffic light system.

The improvements will continue to be fully funded by Crest Nicholson, in association with its nearby Kilnwood Vale development in Faygate.

Progress made in the area so far includes highway improvement works at the Cheals Roundabout, new draining to improve overall road conditions, a new footpath on Horsham Road to ease pedestrian access and bases for the new road lanes added to the approach and exit points via Horsham.

Crest Nicholson has put measures in place to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and access to surrounding properties, businesses and areas will be maintained at all times.

Should there be a need to contact the team, the contact number for the contractor carrying out the works is 01202 653570

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