Have your say on the boundary changes of Harpole, Nether Heyford and Greatworth conservation areas
Designed to protect and enhance the special character of the area they cover, conservation areas provide stricter guidelines for planning permissions and may also prevent the demolition of buildings which contribute to the area’s character. Extending the existing conservation area boundaries would mean more historic buildings are protected, including a section of Victorian expansion around the school in Greatworth, and four additional areas of historic interest, character and appearance in Harpole.
Councillor Rebecca Breese, portfolio holder for environmental policy, said: “Extending the boundary of the conservation areas is not intended to prevent change within villages but rather to ensure the important historical aspects of their character is conserved and respected.
“The comments and views of local residents are an important part of this process so I would urge residents to get in contact with our heritage team with any comments, before the consultation deadline.”
The draft plans are available to view at www.southnorthants.gov.uk/688.htm or at South Northamptonshire Council’s office in Towcester.
Comments and views should be submitted to the heritage team in writing to email@example.com, or by post to the council offices in Towcester, before 13 January 2012 for Nether Heyford, or 28 January 2012 for Harpole and Greatworth.