Conservation areas

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Daventry District is home to numerous attractive settlements, sited within some of Northamptonshire's most beautiful countryside.

Daventry District Council is committed to conserving and enhancing these areas, so that we may protect the heritage of the District for the future. In order to do this, the Council has designated some places as Conservation Areas. 

This puts in place tighter planning controls for anyone seeking permission to alter or demolish a building, or carry out work to trees, in order to maintain the special interest of the area.

View a list of the Conservation Areas in Daventry District

Conservation Areas Review

The Council is in the process of reviewing its existing conservation areas, as well as considering new designations. You can find out more, including details of how to have your say, below. Please be aware that late comments cannot be received. If you have any questions please email 


Current consultations: 

The District Council is currently consulting on Article 4 Directions for the conservation areas at Flore, Everdon, Little Everdon, Weedon, Kilsby, Pitsford, Staverton and Welford. The consultation runs from 10am Monday 28th September until 5pm Monday 9th November 2020. The draft Article 4 Directions and Notices as well as further information can be viewed here

Hard copies of the Direction can also be viewed during normal opening hours at the library in Daventry. Comments on the Article 4 Directions must be made in writing to the District Council no later than 5pm Monday 9th November 2020.



The consultations for the draft Badby and Creaton Conservation Area Appraisals are now closed. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, there will be further opportunity at a later date to submit comments on the draft appraisals and proposed boundaries. Updated information will be released as soon as possible. The draft consultation documents can be viewed below.

If you have submitted a response to the first consultation, there is no requirement to resubmit your response at a later time.

If you require more information, please contact Rhian Morgan, Heritage Policy Officer at or telephone on 01327 871100. Please note that it may take longer than usual for us to respond to enquiries, and we thank you for your patience at this time.

Creaton Conservation Area 
Relevant Documents:   


Badby Conservation Area  

Relevant Documents: 


New conservation area reviews:

The Council is also in the process of reviewing or exploring the possibility of conservation areas in the following locations

  •   Long Buckby         
  • Great Brington

  • Badby

  • Hellidon

  • Clipston

  • Preston Capes

Article 4 Directions   

As part of the Conservation Area review, the Council is also considering putting Article 4 Directions in place on certain buildings or parts of buildings. These directions add further controls to protect features that are of particular importance to the character of the conservation area.


The Local List

The Council is also compiling a list of buildings and structures of special local interest, also called the 'Local List'. A list of candidate buildings will be included in draft Conservation Area Appraisals for specific areas, but residents can also suggest additional buildings for inclusion leading up to and during the consultation exercise.

Planning Controls in Conservation Areas

In conservation areas there are stricter controls over planning to ensure the preservation of local heritage. Certain rights which are elsewhere classed as 'permitted development' are restricted in conservation areas.

These controls include the need to apply for permission for:

  • The demolition of a building which has a volume of 115 cubic metres or above

  • The demolition of walls of 1 metre or above in height adjacent to a public highway, or 2 metres elsewhere

  • Works to trees whose trunk diameter measures 75mm or above at 1.5 metres above ground level

  • The cladding of the exterior of a building in render, stone, plastic, tiles etc

  • Side extensions and two storey rear extensions

  • Dormer windows, and some other roof alterations

  • The installation of satellite dishes and radio antennae in locations fronting a highway

  • The erection of outbuildings of a certain size.

There are currently 24 conservation areas in Daventry District, all of which are listed below. If you are in doubt as to whether you live or work within a conservation area or require permission for works, please contact us

List of Conservation Areas in Daventry District

There are a number of conservation areas in Daventry District, covering a range of parish areas. The list below shows those parishes and the conservation areas that are relevant to them. Click on the links to download or link to the relevant conservation area  for your area. 


Ashby St Ledgers












Canons Ashby

Chapel Brampton






Daventry Reservoir





Little Everdon



Grand Union Canal  


Great Brington







Long Buckby

        Village Conservation Area Appraisal Underway (January 19)









Preston Capes








Stowe IX Churches 





West Haddon       


Woodford Halse and Hinton