Conservation Area Reviews

Conservation Area Reviews

What are Conservation Area reviews?

From time to time Conservation Areas are reviewed with the aim to provide more detailed information about the designated area e.g. what quality makes it special and why it is important to protect the area. The reviews also set out how Conservation Areas can be improved.

The most recent review was Branston Conservation Area which was formally adopted by Full Council in March 2018, followed by Coleby and Rauceby Hospital Conservation Areas which were adopted in September 2017. The new boundaries, appraisals and management plans can be found in the downloads section below.

To date, North Kesteven District Council has successfully undertaken 12 Conservation Area Reviews. In 2006 and 2007 appraisals of the Conservation Areas in Wilsford, Billinghay, Heighington and Harmston were undertaken. In 2008 a review of the Conservation Area in Nocton was undertaken. In 2015 Heckington Village and Station Conservation Areas were reviewed and a management plan prepared. In 2016 Sleaford, Bassingham and Navenby appraisals and management plans were adopted. Copies of the adopted documents are available to download.

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.

Have your say on conservation area review

Residents are being invited to comment on a Conservation Area review for Metheringham.

North Kesteven District Council is looking to review aspects of the Metheringham Conservation Area through a local consultation this summer.

There has been a Conservation Area designation in place in Metheringham since 1976 however, a detailed appraisal and management plan has not, until now been developed.            

As part of a rolling programme of prioritised conservation area reviews, Council officers have prepared a draft conservation area appraisal and management plan for Metheringham, with proposals to make some changes to the conservation area’s boundary.

The consultation on the proposed conservation area appraisals and management plan for Metheringham, which begins on 16th July 2018, proposes revisions to the boundary areas and includes a description of individual character areas and features that are of special interest, and once adopted will be used to develop a robust framework for planning decision making. 

Residents can also view copies of the appraisal and management plan below. Comments can be submitted by email to planning@n-kesteven.gov.uk or by post to Gareth Hughes, Conservation Officer, North Kesteven District Council, Kesteven Street, Sleaford NG34 7EF (please title comments/letters ‘Metheringham Conservation Area Consultation’).

Any comments should be received by 5pm on Monday 13th August 2018. You are invited to comment about any aspect of the draft documents, for example factual accuracy, or any characteristic features which you feel have not been acknowledged.  

The Council will consider all responses before making a final decision on whether to adopt the appraisal and management plan as drafted, or whether to make any further amendments. 

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