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What we’re doing- and why your views matter.

The District Council is undertaking a review of the Boughton Conservation Area. Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest which it is desirable to preserve and enhance. In order to protect this interest, certain permitted development rights are removed within conservation areas and permission is needed for demolition, certain alterations, extensions and notification is required for works to trees.

First designated in 1971, the last review of Boughton was in 2003; however, no conservation area appraisal document exists from these reviews. As part of the review, the District Council will assess whether the current boundary is fit-for-purpose and produce an up-to-date Appraisal and Management Plan. If adopted, this document would sit alongside the Boughton Village Design Statement (2017) as a Supplementary Planning Document and would be a material consideration in the determination of planning decisions.

An exhibition and drop in session to explain the process and implications of the review will be held in Boughton Village Hall on Wednesday 17th January 2018 from 2:30-7pm.

Formal consultation on the draft Appraisal is expected to take place in early 2018.

Information regarding the review can be found on the District Council’s website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/ConservationAreas or via email at heritage@daventrydc.gov.uk.