Readers react to Beadnell becoming 70th conservation area in Northumberland
Majority of Gazette readers comment on how much they love the north Northumberland coast and say that the conservation is great for the area but is long ‘overdue’.
It has been announced that councillors agreed to designate a conservation area in Beadnell, which will see the historic core and the harbour area afforded a higher level of protection – which was made by the county council’s cabinet at a meeting on Tuesday, February 11.
Beadnall will become the 70th conservation area in Northumberland which is a great source of pride for the county. It’s architectural and historic layout were key elements in the decision.
Conservation areas ‘aim to preserve and enhance a place with special architectural or historic interest to ensure its character and appearance is not degraded but protected and actively managed in a positive and sustainable way’.
This is what you had to say on Facebook:
Peter Rule said: “Massive publicity, great way to get visitors and talk of conservation in the next breath.
“Conservation went out of the window on the north Northumberland coast 50 years ago!”
Paul Davis said: “Best beach in Northumberland!”
Alan Short said: “Bit late for the village, it’s over built and unrecognisable from 70 years ago. The sand dunes were huge then beautiful beaches love them.”
Margaret Bateman said: “This is where we stay at Beadnell. We love this coastline.”
Betty Henderson said: “We stay in Beadnall twice a year.”
Mary Lucille Hindmarch said: “Overdue!”
Gillian Findlay said: “Brilliant.”