Burton PSiCA Project Work Begins

Burton Conservation Area

The 3 year Burton PSiCA Project has started preliminary work ahead of the January 2019 start date.

Just a reminder to everyone, the Parish Council is in partnership with SLDC and Historic England and the PSiCA project aims to provide improvements in the Conservation Area. This includes improvements in The Square, grant aiding the repair of a number of listed or historic properties and the preparation of a Village Design Statement and a number of community workshops/talks.

The 3 main partners have formed a ‘Key Stakeholders Group’ together with the appointed architects and Cumbria County Council. The KSG will meet regularly and will keep the community updated and also feed back from the community into the KSG.
SLDC’s Conservation Officer is sending letters out to some of the owners of listed or historic buildings in the Conservation Area to briefly explain the scheme, the significance of their building within the scheme and to ask permission for the appointed architects/engineers to carry out surveys in order that costings for repair works can be undertaken and the level of support which can be offered for repair works to be determined.

At the same time, the architects, Crosby Granger, will be surveying the Public Realm area, i.e. The Square, and preparing a scheme and ideas for public consultation which is scheduled to take place either December or January. Cumbria County Council will be consultees to the scheme, and any flood relief or other works in the Highway will be taken into consideration during the planning stage.

Crosby Granger will also be starting work on a Village Design Statement (prepared as a Planning Guidance) to help influence the design and quality of future building in Burton-in-Kendal. There will be a workshop for this, probably in February 2019.

CAfS (Community Action for Sustainability) will be appointed to deliver talks and workshops on heritage/sustainability topics and deliver 5 or 6 workshops to the community. There will be a Design Workshop day delivered by the RIBA Places Matter and Crosby Granger Architects.

All workshops and public consultation days are open to all parishioners.

There will be regular updates from now on to keep the community informed of the status and stages of this 3 year programme. Community consultation and workshops/talks dates will be advertised in Burton News. There will be a formal launch of the scheme and press releases sent to national and local press (by Historic England). Look out for these and please contact the Parish Council if you have any queries in the meantime.

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