Residents urged to have their say on review to protection of historic village

Evenley. NNL-150714-104105001
Evenley. NNL-150714-104105001

Residents can have their say in a South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) consultation on the Evenley Conservation Area boundary.

Designed to preserve 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.

In the summer of 2015 the Evenley conservation area boundary was reviewed again, and although no amendments are proposed, an up-to-date conservation area appraisal and management plan have been produced for the area to ensure that positive decisions can be made in relation to its future.

Councillor Rebecca Breese, portfolio holder for planning and environment, said: “The Evenley Conservation Area is not intended to prevent change but to help ensure the important historical aspects of its character are conserved and respected.

“It is important that residents have the chance to comment on the review and I would encourage them to take part in the survey.”

Evenley Conservation Area was originally designated in 1968 and was reviewed in 1987.

The draft plans are available to view at or at South Northamptonshire Council’s office in Towcester.

Comments and views should be submitted to the heritage team in writing to or by post to The Heritage Team, South Northamptonshire Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD before 5pm Friday, July 31.