Draft heritage strategy out to consultation

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Public consultation on the city council’s new draft Heritage Strategy for the district has begun.

From the Cathedral city to the rural parishes and coastal towns, the Canterbury district boasts outstanding heritage. It is everywhere, playing an essential role in delivering economic prosperity, improving quality of life and building the district’s character.

The draft strategy, which covers the next 15 years, sets out the council’s commitment to protecting, promoting and capitalising on this unique heritage resource, supplemented by an annual action plan.

Following the consultation period, the strategy will be amended where necessary and presented to councillors for adoption.

Vice-Chairman of the council’s Regeneration and Property Committee, Cllr Robert Thomas, said: “Our heritage is so special, and it’s vital we nourish and protect it for future generations. As the strategy sets out, by working together on a shared basis, we can realise its potential.

“This is an important consultation and we’re very keen to get a wide range of views that will help us to get this right.”

View the consultation and have your say here.