Have your say on Welford Conservation Area review

January 21, 2020 - 196 views

People are invited to give their views on plans which aim to protect the historic interest of Welford.


Daventry District Council (DDC) has produced a draft appraisal and management plan setting out proposals for a new Welford Conservation Area covering High Street, Church Lane, West Street, West End and Hall Lane as well as medieval settlement earthworks to the west of the village.


The plan includes proposals to identify a number of buildings which are considered important, but are unlikely to qualify for listed status, as locally listed buildings.


It also suggests introducing a number of Article 4 directions, which are used at specific locations to protect historic design features.


The plan has been drafted by DDC and takes into account views of residents, parish councillors and other interested parties that were shared during a public exhibition held last September.


People can find out more and have their say on the draft appraisal by visiting www.daventrydc.gov.uk/conservationareas


Alternatively, copies are available to view at the Council offices in Lodge Road, Daventry, and from the libraries at Brixworth, Long Buckby, Woodford Halse, Daventry and Moulton.


People can also make comments by emailingheritage@daventrydc.gov.uk or by post to Anna Wilson, Heritage Policy Assistant, Local Strategy Service, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.

The deadline for comments is 5pm on Monday 2 March.


There will also be an opportunity for people to meet Council officers and ask questions about the proposals at a public exhibition in Welford Village Hall on Tuesday February 11th, 3.30pm – 7pm


The consultation is 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.


Designation as a conservation area puts in place tighter planning controls for anyone seeking to alter or demolish a building, or carry out work to trees, in order to maintain the special interest of the area.


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