A new proposal was submitted regarding the old Town Hall just before Christmas:-
What does this proposal for a new entrance to the old Town Hall say about present day Rossendale? 2017 is the 50th anniversary of legislation to protect and enhance Conservation Areas. Much has been learned in that time about respecting older buildings and blending modern ones into the townscape. Has the message got back here yet?
We have put in a strong objection and a request for a return to the drawing board for something much more compatible with 21st century expectations.
And we haven’t yet ruled out the possibility of keeping at least some of the building (and the irreplaceable stonework) that is there now…………..