People are invited to give their views this summer on plans that aim to protect the heritage of five villages in Daventry District.
A series of consultations are being held by Daventry District Council (DDC) to seek the public’s feedback on Draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plans for Pitsford, Chapel Brampton, Staverton, Everdon and Little Everdon.
The plans have been drafted 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. Draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan documents have been produced for four existing conservation areas at Pitsford, Chapel Brampton, Staverton and Everdon and also make proposals for a new designation at Little Everdon.
Residents will be able to give their views, as well as attending drop-in sessions, during the following dates and times:
Pitsford Conservation Area Consultation
A focused consultation, following on from the previous October 2018 consultation started at 10am on Monday, 27 May and runs until 5pm on Monday, 8 July.
A public drop-in session will be held in Pitsford Village Hall on Tuesday, 26 June from 5pm to 7pm, when officers will be on hand to answer any questions.
Chapel Brampton Conservation Area Consultation
This consultation runs from 10am on Monday, 3 June until 5pm on Monday, 15 July.
A public drop-in session will be held at the Bramptons Primary School on Thursday, 20 June from 6pm to 7.30pm.
Staverton Conservation Area Consultation
This consultation also runs from 10am on Monday, 3 June until 5pm on Monday, 15 July.
A public drop-in session will be held at Staverton Village Hall on Wednesday, 3 July from 3.30pm to 7pm.
Everdon and Little Everdon Consultations
These consultations both run from 10am on Monday, 3 June until 5pm on Monday, 15 July.
A public drop-in session will be held at Everdon Village Hall on Tuesday, 9 July from 3.30pm to 7pm.
Councillor Alan Chantler, Strategic Planning Portfolio Holder at Daventry District Council, said: “It’s really important that we preserve the history of our District, and our ongoing review of conservation areas is key in helping to achieve this.
“Designation as a conservation area 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. Appraising these existing areas means we can continue to ensure our heritage is protected for the future.
“We have worked closely with members of the community in Pitsford, Chapel Brampton, Staverton, Everdon and Little Everdon to prepare these draft plans and I would encourage residents to have a look at them and give their views.”
People can also email their consultation feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org, give their responses in writing at the drop-in sessions, or by posting them to the Heritage Policy Officer, Local Strategy Service, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.