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South Northamptonshire continues to recognise and seek to preserve the special character of the district

Author: Gavin Moore Published: 22nd March 2018 10:34

Six years ago South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) embarked upon an ambitious project to review all of its existing conservation areas in the district, some of which had remained unchanged since the 1960s.Six years ago South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) embarked upon an ambitious project to review all of its existing conservation areas in the district, some of which had remained unchanged since the 1960s.

South Northamptonshire continues to recognise and seek to preserve the special character of the district

The special character of many of the South Northamptonshire villages, towns and other features has been reaffirmed following the completion of a review of all the Conservation Areas in the District.
 
Six years ago South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) embarked upon an ambitious project to review all of its existing conservation areas in the district, some of which had remained unchanged since the 1960s.
 
This review also included the designation of a number of new areas including Silverstone, Roade and the Grand Union and Oxford Canals.   There are now 62 designated Conservation Areas in the district.
 
On Wednesday, 21 March 2018 SNC’s planning policy and regeneration strategy committee approved recommendations from reports on the last conservation areas to be reviewed.
 
Cllr Roger Clarke, SNC’s portfolio holder for planning and environment, said: “The district contains 1,831 Listed Buildings and has 96 villages and two market towns.
 
“Both towns and 62 of those villages have historic areas designated as conservation areas, recognising their special architectural and historic interest.
 
Conservation areas are not an absolute barrier to change, they define the character of the area which is used as a tool in decision making to seek a balance between growth, and preserving or enhancing the character of the area.
 
“We hope this demonstrates the council’s commitment to the protecting what makes this district special during a time of immense change and housing growth.”
 
During the March meeting, committee members approved reviews and updates to conservation areas for Hulcote and Easton Neston.
 
At the beginning of the review period some 40 villages were considered unsuitable for conservation area designation.  SNC is continuing their review and assessing these remaining settlements.
 
Eight of those villages have now been assessed for suitability with none of the villages so far appraised justifying designation.  Work continues on the remaining 33 settlements.
 
Conservation areas are designed to preserve and enhance the special architectural or historic interest of an area, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. Once designated they provide stricter guidelines for planning permissions.
 
They may also prevent the demolition of buildings and trees which contribute to the area’s character.
 
Residents can see if they live within a conservation area by using the SNC online mapping service - www.southnorthants.gov.uk/info/173/planning/94/online-maps, - or visit - https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/conservation-area to learn more about conservation areas.

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snc mafia
At 13:01 on 4th April 2018, snc mafia commented:
and god help any land owners in these areas as the council control them and the land owner pays the bills . and can do NOTHING

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