Summary Project Definition
The 2018 AGM endorsed our plans to conduct a Heritage Conservation Assessment and agreed that we mount a significant fund raising campaign to fund the professional support required.
So What’s it All About?
Whats the cause? – Heritage Conservation Assessment
What’s that? – this will be a survey and assessment of built heritage assets across the whole of Pyrford with a view to assessing their importance to our heritage and whether they are adequately protected with the appropriate conservation measures.
Why undertake the exercise? – One of the most consistent messages we’ve received from residents over the last few years whilst putting together the Plan is that the character of the area is of great importance to them. This is in no small part due to the character and setting of many old and interesting buildings in the area. Woking Borough Council is responsible for conserving our heritage but has not had the resources to do anything specific in the last 20 years. We would like to move this agenda along and ensure that Pyrford’s heritage is correctly recognised and protected when development plans are discussed. Our involvement in this would normally be expected and we simply want to make a start sooner rather than later.
How will it be done? – Working with WBC and professional support the Forum would resource and conduct the surveys and reviews required to understand the value of buildings in the are and eventually come up with recommendations for conservation to Woking Borough Council.
What will it Cost? – Involvement of the Forum would be on a voluntary basis but we will require help and guidance from professional to ensure the final report is of the right quality for the Council to act on. The cost of the support we need has been estimated at £13,000. Click here for details of our fundraising program.