From time to time conservation areas are reviewed with the aim of ensuring that the area justifies such status because of its special architectural or historic interest. A Conservation Area Appraisal is prepared which sets out the special qualities of the area which merit preserving and enhancing and a Management Plan is also produced which sets out how conservation areas can be improved along with local priorities for targeted enhancements.
The Council is currently seeking views on the draft Welbourn Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan. To date, North Kesteven District Council has undertaken 17 Conservation Area Reviews. The most recent completed review was Waddington Conservation Area which was formally adopted by Full Council in October 2020, preceded by Beckingham and Silk Willoughby Conservation Areas in October 2019, Metheringham Conservation Area (November 2018) and Branston Conservation Area (March 2018).
Prior to that, reviews of Coleby and Rauceby Hospital Conservation Areas were adopted in September 2017, along with Sleaford, Bassingham and Navenby in 2016 and Heckington Village and Station in 2015. The Conservation Areas in Wilsford, Billinghay, Heighington, Harmston and Nocton were reviewed in 2007/2008. The new boundaries, appraisals and management plans can be found in the downloads section below.
For more general information and advice on Conservation Areas please see the related page below and for further information on the reviews please email planning services.