Conservation for village

wet  Scoles villagers with the Coronation Tree which has been added to the conservation area.  (120118M1a)
wet Scoles villagers with the Coronation Tree which has been added to the conservation area. (120118M1a)
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Parts of a village with a history dating back to medieval and Roman times could soon become a conservation area.

People from Scholes are being asked what they think about proposals for a conservation area in their village, including what they think is special about their village and how it could be enhanced.

The conservation area safeguards the special architectural and historic character of the village and protects important buildings from demolition.

The village of Scholes dates from at least the 13th century, when it is first documented.

But there is evidence of human activity in the area dating back to Roman and even prehistoric times.

There are also archaeological remains from a medieval moated manor house.

The proposed conservation area would include the historic core along Main Street, and important features such as the Methodist church, the site of the former moated manor house and St Philip’s Church.

A conservation area appraisal and management plan will be produced to ensure the special interest of the conservation area is documented.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive board member for economy and development said:

“Despite the long and important history of Scholes and its historic architecture, there is currently no conservation area in the village.

“These proposals will help safeguard the buildings, architecture and character which makes Scholes special and preserve it for future generations.

“Awarding an area conservation status is an important step and the opinions of local people are a key part of this process.

“We want to hear from them about what they value “