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Current consultations

Conservation area - Whatton

The Borough Council is currently consulting on revisions to the Whatton Conservation Area. The Draft Whatton Conservation Area Appraisal, along with the Draft Whatton Conservation Area Townscape Appraisal and the Draft Whatton Conservation Area Boundary Map will be available for a period of public consultation beginning on 23 February until 19 March 2024.

During the consultation period, comments on the proposal can be made via email to; in writing marked for the attention of the Conservation Area Review Officer and posted to Rushcliffe Borough Council, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, Nottingham, NG2 7YG; or hand a written note to the officer present at the consultation event.

Consultation on Proposed Changes to Smoke Control Area Coverage

Residents and businesses are invited to share their views on a proposal to expand an existing Smoke Control Area to cover all of Rushcliffe.

Rushcliffe Borough Council is considering revoking its existing Smoke Control Order in West Bridgford and Edwalton and replacing this with a single Smoke Control Order, covering the whole of the Borough.

The proposed plan is in line with the governments air quality strategy which seeks to reduce levels of very fine particulates with the aim of further protecting the health of all residents through reducing the smoke that can be released from domestic and commercial chimneys.

In a smoke control area it is an offence to emit smoke from a chimney of a building. Correctly seasoned wood, timber or logs should only be burnt in a Defra approved appliance.

Authorised fuels such as ‘smokeless’ fuels must be used in any other appliances that are not Defra approved.

Residents have until Tuesday March 12 to submit their views in a public consultation.