Daventry District Council wants your views on protection plans for historic interest of villages

Daventry District Council
Daventry District Council

People are invited to give their views on plans which aim to protect the historic interest of two of the district’s villages.

Daventry District Council has drafted the appraisal and management plans following a review of the conservation areas in Moulton and Harlestone.

The consultation also asks for view on proposals for ‘Article 4’ directions.

Councillor David James, Daventry District Council’s strategic planning portfolio holder, said: “It is important that we preserve the identity and heritage of our district, and conservation areas play a key role in this process.

“Reviewing our district’s conservation areas allows the council to appraise existing conservation areas as well as work with potential new areas, in order to protect heritage for the future.

“We have worked with the Harlestone and Moulton communities to develop these draft proposals and I would urge people to have a look at them and please make their views known.”

Among the proposals is the extension of the boundary of the current Lower Harlestone Conservation Area to include several historic buildings associated with the Harlestone Estate.

It is also proposed to extend the conservation area to include Upper Harlestone and the historic parkland, as well as protect a number of properties by designating them as locally-listed buildings.

In Moulton there are proposals to extend the conservation area to include several buildings considered for local listing which are on the fringe of the current boundary.

These directions require planning permission.

People have until 5pm on Monday 24 April to comment, with any feedback received being used to help shape the final documents.

More information can be found at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/ConservationAreas