Proposed Trent Lock Conservation Area

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Area) Act 1990: Proposed Trent Lock Conservation Area


A Conservation Area is an area of "special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve of enhance". The Council has a duty to determine which parts of the borough meet this definition, and to designate those areas accordingly. Erewash Borough Council believes that the area of Trent Lock is an area of special historic interest. In consultation with the public, Erewash Borough Council proposes to designate this area as a Conservation Area.

The process of designating a new Conservation Area is as follows:

1. Identify an area of interest

2. Consider the value and significance of the area

3. Prepare a research paper called a 'Character Appraisal'

4. Consult local people and interested organisations on the proposal

5. If there is support, the Council will authorise the title of Conservation Area

6. Prepare a Management Plan

Erewash Borough Council is consulting you to ask for your opinion whether Trent Lock is of significant heritage and architectural value, and if it would benefit from protection by designating it a Conservation Area. Our draft Character Appraisal provides a description of Trent Lock's historical significance and the important features that should be protected. Do you agree that this is a special area, worthy of protection?

Please visit Erewash Borough Council website to complete the online feedback form at or pop into Long Eaton or Ilkeston Town Halls or Libraries to pick up a form and view the appraisal document.

This proposal is available for six weeks' public consultation, and will be available on our website from Monday 30 April 2018. Erewash Borough Council would welcome your comments on this proposal no later than 8 June 2018.

Posted: Fri, 04 May 2018 15:33 by Bethany Colegate

Tags: Consultation