PEOPLE living in Titchfield are being asked to have their say on the village’s future.
Fareham Borough Council is holding a consultation on the Titchfield conservation area, one of 13 areas across the borough which is considered to be of significant architectural or historic interest.
It is looking at two aspects – the character appraisal identifies features that contribute to making the conservation area special, and the management strategy which explains how the council will conserve its character and appearance.
Among things for consideration are adding several buildings to the local list, which would mean they are given extra protection in planning matters. These include the parish rooms on The Square, the former theatre and assembly room at Coach Hill and numbers 37, 39 and 41 The Square.
Ward councillor Connie Hockley said: ‘The people of Titchfield are very passionate about their village.
‘It’s only right that the people, some of whom have lived here for years and years, can add their knowledge to that of the council.
‘We want to know what people think – are you happy with it, or is there anything we have missed?
‘It is also looking at opportunities to enhance the village for the future.’
Councillor Keith Evans, in charge of strategic planning and environment matters for the borough, said: ‘The consultation is an excellent way for local residents to express their views on how best to conserve the character of Titchfield.
‘Once agreed, the council will use the character appraisal and management strategy to guide planning policy and decision making to preserve the character and appearance of the conservation area.’
The consultation runs until November 23. Details can be found at fareham.gov.uk/consultation where a copy of the document can be downloaded and an online comment form completed.
There is also a display in Titchfield Community Centre in Mill Street, where paper copies of the report and comment sheet are also available.
A council officer will be at the centre to answer any questions on November 9 and 19 from 10am to midday, November 7, 13 and 22 from 2pm to 4pm and on November 15 from 5pm to 7pm.