Paglesham Churchend Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

Ended on the 30 August 2007
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3. Statutory Protection within the Conservation Area (Fig. 1)

3.1 Paglesham Church End conservation area was designated in November 1973.

3.2 There are eight listed buildings or groups of buildings in the conservation area. These are the church of St Peter, which is Grade II* listed, and Church Hall, Old Worlds End, Old Post Office, nos 1-4 Post Office Row, The Punch Bowl Inn, the mounting block abutting the churchyard wall, and a K6 telephone kiosk, all of which are Grade II listed.

3.3 There are two public rights of way in the conservation area marked on the Definitive Map of footpaths in Essex, one running east from the end of the road past Winton Haw leading towards East Hall, and one running south towards Paglesham Road. The Roach Valley Way passes east-west through Church End.

3.4 There are no trees protected by Tree Preservation Orders in the conservation area. However trees within the conservation area enjoy protection in as much as anyone within a conservation area carrying out works to a tree must give written notification to the local planning department at least six weeks beforehand.

3.5 The rural character of Church End and its wider setting are recognised by a number of statutory designations. The settlement lies within Metropolitan Green Belt, and there is a general presumption against inappropriate development. Church End is also within the Essex Coastal Protection Belt which recognises the special and undeveloped character of parts of the Essex coastline. In addition it is set within a Special Landscape Area (SLA), designated as being of great landscape value, the conservation of which is considered to be important to the district as well as the county's natural heritage. There is a presumption against development in an SLA unless it accords with the character of the area.

3.6 With its low-lying setting Paglesham Church End is situated within an area that has been designated as at risk of flooding. New developments must take into account the level of risk posed and must include appropriate flood mitigation and management measures.

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