Conservation areas

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

West Northants 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 Area


Conservation Area Reviews

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is in the process of reviewing conservation areas in the Daventry area, as well as considering new designations.

Reviews are carried out in consultation with local residents, according to the following process:

        
  • Public presentation to introduce the review
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  • WNC officers produce draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan  
  • Six-week public consultation on draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan, including a public meeting
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  • WNC officers produce final Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan
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  • WNC councillors vote whether to adopt the Plan as a supplementary planning document, meaning it will be used to help determine planning decisions in future.

Current reviews

An online public presentation about the upcoming review of Canons Ashby Conservation Area will take place on Thursday 18 November from 6.30 – 7.30pm. To register to attend the presentation please email heritage.ddc@westnorthants.gov.uk


The council is currently undertaking a consultation on Article 4(1) Directions in some of our conservation areas until Tuesday 9th November. For more information, please visit this page


Adoption of Hellidon and Spratton Conservation Areas

A consultation on the Hellidon and Spratton Conservation Areas took has taken place.
At a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on 14th September the revised Hellidon Conservation Area and new Spratton Conservation Area were designated and the Conservation Appraisal and Management Plans for each were adopted as a supplementary planning documents. It can be viewed below along with maps of the conservation area boundaries, adoption notices and statements of consultation.

     

Cottesbrooke:

An online public presentation about the upcoming review of Cottesbrooke Conservation Area took place on Wednesday 28 July from 6.30-7.30pm.

View slides and notes for the Cottesbrooke Conservation Area public presentation


Newnham:

An online public presentation about the upcoming review of Newnham Conservation Area took place on 22 June 2021.

 

Scaldwell:

An online public presentation about the upcoming review of Scaldwell Conservation Area took place on 8June 2021.

  

Article 4 Directions and the 'Local List'

Article 4 Directions

As part of its review of Conservation Areas, 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 Area

There are a number of conservation areasin 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

 

Badby

 

Barby   

   

Boughton

Braunston

 

Brixworth

  

Brockhall


Canons Ashby


Chapel Brampton

Clipston


Cottesbrooke

 

Creaton

Crick  


Daventry


Daventry Reservoir


Dodford


Elkington


Everdon        

 

Little Everdon

 

Flore

Grand Union Canal  

 

Great Brington    


Harlestone  

 

Hellidon


Holdenby


Kilsby

 

Long Buckby

 

Moulton  

 

Newnham


Norton

 

Pitsford       


 Preston Capes

Scaldwell


Spratton

 

Stanford

 

Staverton

 

Stowe IX Churches 

 

Weedon

Welford

 

West Haddon

 

 

Woodford Halse and Hinton