People with an interest in the history and heritage of West Haddon and Great Brington are invited to get involved in conservation area reviews for the villages.
Conservation areas have 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.
Great Brington’s conservation area was first designated in 1998, so the review will look at whether it is still fit-for-purpose and whether changes need to be made to further protect its historic features.
West Haddon does not currently have a conservation area and its review will determine whether one is required.
As part of the reviews, Daventry District Council (DDC) is giving people an opportunity to share their views at public exhibitions in both villages at the following locations and times:
•West Haddon Village Hall on Tuesday 18 June from 3.30pm to 7pm
•Great Brington Reading Room on Tuesday 2 July from 3.30pm to 6.30pm
The events are a chance to explore and share the history of the villages and discuss how their special features can be protected in future.
They are open to all members of the public and the Council encourages anyone with any questions relating to the projects to go along. Any comments made will help shape DDC’s proposals for the conservation areas.
The reviews are part of a wider project looking at Daventry District’s Conservation Areas. To find out more visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/conservationareas