The Edgmond Conservation Area Management Plan was published in 2009 and as such is in urgent need of a review. A copy of the Plan can be viewed here. Click on this link to view a separate map of the Conservation Area.
The following is lifted from the CA Management Plan:
'There are approximately 75 properties in the Edgmond Conservation Area and they create the dominant character of the conservation area. They range from small yeoman’s type cottages and farmsteads to large country houses and grand Victorian villa style properties, the larger properties mostly being set back from the road frontage behind boundaries of traditional sandstone and/or mature planting. Whilst some of these properties in or around the conservation area are of 20th Century construction, the majority are of period character, having origins in the 18th and 19th Century.
The preservation of the character of these properties is central to the preservation of the character of the Conservation Area. Where buildings are listed, legal controls exist to prevent inappropriate change in both design and materials.
Where properties are not listed, certain permitted development rights are allowed, these can include door and window replacements for example. (Full details of permitted development can be obtained from Telford and Wrekin Planning Department). In such cases the goodwill of residents to ensure appropriate change in design and materials is relied upon.
Currently most unlisted dwellings have continued to maintain the quality of their design and contribute positively to the Conservation Area.'
In the past, development pressure within the Conservation Area has been relatively limited, with most new development taking place outside the boundary. What little development pressure there has been, has centred around the subdivision of existing residential plots. The Management Plan states that large plots associated with some of the larger properties within the Conservation Area should be preserved as they contribute positively to the Conservation Area.
The Conservation Area Appraisal clearly identifies the presence of sandstone boundary walls as being a key feature to the character of the Conservation Area. The Council states that it will use its available powers to ensure that such boundaries are maintained and preserved. It will resist applications involving demolition or partial demolition of any sandstone wall within the conservation area. This includes the creation of new vehicular or pedestrian accesses or the widening of existing accesses to accommodate vehicles. Demolition or partial demolition within a conservation area requires Conservation Area Consent and this applies to boundary treatments also.
Any new development proposed within the Conservation Area will be expected to respect the general form of other residences within the Conservation Area; this includes design, materials, scale and massing. High density housing or housing that fails to reflect the character of the surrounding area will be resisted.
Proposals to top, lop, fell or uproot trees in Conservation Areas require the consent of T&W Council. Prior to such work being undertaken you should inform the council of your intentions, confirming where the tree or trees are, what work you wish to undertake and why. In cases of felling you should comment as to whether or not you intend any re-planting.
There are no Scheduled Ancient Monuments within the boundary of Edgmond Conservation Area. To the south-east of Edgmond Hall is Monks Pool, a fishpond of medieval or post-medieval origin and believed locally to be associated with the Provost’s House. There has been little recorded archaeological excavation within the boundary of the Conservation Area. A 1965 excavation in the grounds of Ercall Hall School Garden revealed deposits ranging from Roman pottery and tessera to post medieval pottery. Additionally the remains of a boathouse believed to be C15th in origin.
Within a 500m buffer of the Conservation Area, the Newport to Birmingham and Liverpool Canal c. 1837 runs nearby with associated canal structures and archaeology including a WWll hexagonal pillbox at Edgmond Bridge.