Public discussions about Monmouthshire’s conservation areas have begun taking place around the county.

Monmouthshire currently has 31 such areas and 18 are potentially subject to some changes.

Conservation Manager Edward Holland said: "Throughout September the council is holding public consultation meetings around the county to give local people the chance to see the Conservation Area Appraisals that have been carried out and to give their comments. In particular we are asking for views on the boundaries of the conservation areas as in many cases changes are proposed. 

"Our first meeting was held on Thursday 3rd September in County Hall where we consulted on the conservation areas of Usk, Raglan and Llandenny. About 30 people attended and good discussion was had.

“On Monday 7th September we were in Chepstow Leisure Centre to consult on the Chepstow, St Arvans, Llandogo, Tintern and Mathern conservation areas and about 40 people attended. Next stop is the Priory Centre, Abergavenny where we will consult on Abergavenny, Llanover, Llanarth and Llantilio Crosennny.”

Further discussions about Monmouthshire’s conservation areas will take place at the Shire Hall in Monmouth on 16th September and Caldicot Town Council hall on 29th September.