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Your views needed on historic assets database

Have your say before 31 May

People are invited to give their views on an updated draft database of historic assets of special local interest covering the villages of Great Coates, Little Coates, Clee with Weelsby and Scartho.

These villages were included in the original list drawn up in 1973 for what was then known as the Borough of Great Grimsby.

The updated list is currently in draft format and includes historic buildings, archaeological sites, designed landscapes, memorials, shipwrecks and historic vessels.

Once the consultation ends on 31 May 2013 a final ‘Local List’ will be prepared. This list will help inform planning decisions by highlighting heritage assets of special local interest.

The list, created by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Regeneration Partnership, includes historic assets taken from the North East Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record. The assets on this list require special attention from developers and planning officers during the development process and regeneration schemes.

Councillor Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for Regeneration and Environment at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “The list includes buildings and other assets that are the best of their kind in the borough. Some assets are included because of the contribution that they make to the character of the area. We welcome people to send us their views on the list. We will take all comments into consideration before publishing the final list early next year.”

Jason Longhurst, the council’s head of development, said: “The draft Local List for the Villages of Grimsby is a bold and important update of an old planning document and is part of our commitment to create a better environment and transparent planning system for the people of North East Lincolnshire. Work is also progressing on adoption of the draft Local List for Cleethorpes, as well as creating an updated list for Grimsby itself, and new lists for Immingham and the surrounding villages.”

Local Listing is part of a hierarchy, which includes the more familiar national designations of listed buildings and scheduled monuments. However unlike these, Local Listing does not remove or alter any rights to alter a building or site. Local Listing means that buildings or sites that require greater care and consideration during the planning process are highlighted at an early stage.

Members of the public are invited to view the list and send us their comments by Friday 31 May by visiting the planning and development pages on the council's website, alternatively details will be held in Grimsby Central Library reference section. For further information email planning@nelincs.gov.uk or call 01472 324213.