Have your say on conservation area proposals

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People are invited to get involved with consultations on proposals that seek to protect Daventry District’s heritage.

Daventry District Council (DDC) would like to hear the public’s views on a Draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan for Woodford Halse and Hinton.

People are also invited to comment on proposals to introduce a number of Article 4 Directions in the Harlestone, Moulton, Daventry Town Centre, Boughton, Brixworth and Braunston Conservation Areas.

Article 4 Directions can be put in place on buildings or features of buildings which are considered important to the historic and architectural interest of the area, requiring the owner to secure planning permission before making any changes to them.

They would apply to a range of properties in the Conservation Areas concerned, covering alterations including the painting of exterior walls, building or demolishing porches, installing solar panels, replacing chimneys and other work.

The consultation on the Article 4 Direction proposals runs until 5pm on Friday 6 December, while the deadline to comment on the Woodford Halse and Hinton Conservation Area is 5pm on Monday 9 December.

People can view both sets of draft documents and have their say by visiting our conservation areas page.  

Printed copies with details of how to respond are also available at Daventry District Council’s Lodge Road offices, and in libraries in Daventry, Long Buckby, Brixworth, Moulton and Woodford Halse.

Both consultations are being held by DDC as part of a wider review of the District’s conservation areas – areas considered worthy of preservation or enhancement because of their special architectural or historic interest.