Conservation area plan

rowsley residents are being asked for their comments on a review of the village’s conservation area.

The conservation area was originally designated in 1987 and includes well-known buildings such as the 17th century Peacock Hotel and 19th century Caudwell’s Mill.

The review is being carried out by the Peak District National Park Authority which will update important historic and architectural aspects and include guidelines for property owners contemplating alterations and repairs.

Part of the special interest of Rowsley is its connection with the rivers Derwent and Wye and the utilisation of water to power Caudwell’s Mill.

The draft review is available for public consultation until February 11.

It can be viewed at the authority’s headquarters at Aldern House in Bakewell, Rowsley Parish Council and Rowsley Post Office in Church.