Online exhibitions will showcase conservation plans
People can learn about plans to protect the historic interest of a number of parishes across Daventry District during a series of online exhibitions.
The sessions are being held as part of reviews of the conservation areas in Badby, Creaton, Great Brington, Preston Capes and Hellidon. There will also be exhibitions on proposals to designate new conservation areas in Clipston and Long Buckby.
Residents of the parishes involved, or anyone else with an interest in their history and heritage, are welcome to join the exhibitions, which will be held over the online video conferencing facility Zoom.
All of the sessions listed below run from 6.30pm until 7.30pm:
Wednesday 2 December: Badby
Monday 7 December: Creaton
Tuesday 8 December: Great Brington
Wednesday 9 December: Preston Capes
Monday 14 December: Hellidon
Tuesday 15 December: Clipston
Wednesday 16 December: Long Buckby
More information about the proposals for each parish, together with details of how to join the meetings can be found at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/conservationareas
The page also includes instructions for submitting questions to the exhibitions, which must be done in advance.
People can also submit their views on the proposals by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Rhian Morgan, Heritage Policy Officer, Local Strategy Service, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.
Paper copies of the proposals for a specific parish can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or phoning 01327 871100.
The deadline for comments is 5pm on Monday 18 January.
The consultations for Badby and Creaton are being run for a second time after being disrupted by the lockdown in March. Comments from that consultation are being carried forward, so anyone who submitted views last time does not need to do so again.
The consultations have been launched by DDC as part of a wider review of the District’s conservation areas - places 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 permission to alter or demolish a building, or carry out work to trees, in order to maintain the special interest of the area.
The review aims to ensure that the District’s conservation areas are fit for purpose. It looks at whether their boundaries should be changed and whether further controls should be introduced within them.
More information is available at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/conservationareas