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:   



Please be aware that the consultation drop-in session for the draft Creaton Conservation Area Appraisal will no longer be taking place due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

The drop-in session for Badby took place on 16th March, however it is likely that this will be repeated and the Creaton session will be rearranged once it is safe to do so.

Both the Badby and the Creaton appraisals will remain out for public consultation until 5pm on Monday 27th April, during which time members of the public can submit consultation responses to the District Council via email, post or online survey.

Please be advised that the venues where copies of the drafts are available to view may experience closures. The current Creaton and Badby Conservation Area consultations will end at 5pm Monday 27th April. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, there will be further opportunity to submit responses on the draft appraisal and proposed boundary at a later date, once it is possible to reopen the consultation. Updated information will be provided as soon as possible.

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 

Consultation open from 10am Monday 16th March until 5pm Monday 27th April 2020.

Comments must be made in writing to the District Council either by email, post or online survey no later than 5pm Monday 27th April.  Once this consultation has closed, there will be further opportunity at a later date to submit comments on the draft appraisal and proposed boundary. Updated information will be released as soon as possible.

Relevant Documents:   


Badby Conservation Area

The District Council is undertaking consultation on the draft Badby Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan (2020).

The consultation runs from 10am Monday 16th March until 5pm Monday 27th April. Please note that responses can only be received during the official consultation period. All responses must be in writing and received by the District Council no later than 5pm Monday 27th April 2020.

Once this consultation has closed, there will be further opportunity at a later date to submit comments on the draft appraisal and proposed boundary. Updated information will be released as soon as possible.

A drop-in public session will be held on Monday 16th March in the Badby Village Hall from 3:30-7pm, where DDC officers will be in attendance to answer any questions and receive any consultation responses. The draft Conservation Area Appraisal and proposed boundary are available for viewing via the links below. For further information please contact 



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