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Dales villages to get new conservation plans

Posted 21 December 2010
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Dales villages to get new conservation plans
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A couple of villages in the Yorkshire Dales may be about to offer more in the way of historical charm and character to those visiting the area with their walking boots and trekking poles.

New plans have been drawn up between the national park authority and residents of Buckden and Langcliffe, which will include creating new conservation area boundaries and addressing issues of development.

These include concerns about "inappropriate" UPVC windows, street parking and the number of trees.

Champion for conservation and cultural heritage at the authority Roger Bingham observed: "Much of the character of the Dales' villages depends on little details that don't require planning permission and can easily be lost through incremental change."

The new plans may help conserve all the best aspects of the two settlements, which could be appreciated by those coming to climb the hills and mountains in the area.

These include Buckden Pike and Great Whernside, which are both over 2,300 ft high.