Views of the public sought over village conservation area

People living in Maidford are asked to give their views on the conservation area by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).

A consultation is underway to find out residents’ views on the review of the Conservation Area boundary at Maidford.

Responses should be returned by February 3.

Conservation areas are designed to preserve and enhance the special character of the area they cover and provide stricter guidelines for planning permissions. They may also prevent the demolition of buildings which contribute to the area’s character.

Maidford Conservation Area was first designated in April 1991.

It was reviewed in summer this year, at which time the appraisal was written, and some minor changes were proposed.

Cllr Rebecca Breese, planning and environment portfolio holder for SNC said: “The Maidford Conservation Area is not intended to stop change but instead to help ensure the historical aspects of the village’s character are conserved and respected.”

The draft plans are available to view at www.southnorthants.gov.uk/688 or at SNC’s office in Towcester.

Comments and views should be submitted to the heritage team in writing to florence.pye@southnorthants.gov.uk or by post to Florence Pye, assistant conservation officer, South Northamptonshire Council, Springfields, Towcester, NN12 6AE.