Welcome to the OTRA conservation pages. This is an ongoing project to inform residents about the conservation area: Our management plan The implications of conservation How we can help you with planning. On the conservation pages: About The Conservation Subcommittee
The conservation status, which was further protected by an Article 4(2) direction in 2008, will stop any possible development such as we see in Winn Road or Westwood Road. For example, the total demolition of one of these original walls to create a car park could encourage others to do the same so gradual erosion of the character of the area could lose us the conservation status.
The Character Appraisal & Management Plan The City Council adopted a Character Appraisal and Management Plan for the Oakmount Triangle Conservation Area on 17 March, 2008. The document identifies those features which give the area its special character and provides
General guidelines regarding conservation status In any Conservation Area, special consideration is given to planning applications, and permission has to be obtained before a house can be demolished. Most older houses in the Oakmount Triangle also have Article 4 (2)
Although the entire Oakmount Triangle is a conservation area, only the properties with white background numbers are covered by Article 4 (2) direction. The properties shown with red background numbers are not covered by Article 4(2). (Blocks of flats are
Maintenance of timber windows We all know prevention is better than cure, so regular maintenance – treating small instances of rot before it takes over, painting and checking the glazing, can avoid many problems down the road. If the casement
From an article by Jonathan Taylor originally published in The Building Conservation Directory 2009. A full version of the article is available at https://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/pebbledash/pebbledash.htm’ Conservation & Repair of Pebbledash The repair of Edwardian pebbledash and roughcast is still a relatively
Materials Most of the older houses in the Oakmount Triangle were built using soft bricks and lime mortar. Modern brick is fired at a much higher temperature than it was possible in the past, and so are much harder and