Current conservation area reviews

Residents are being invited to comment on a proposal to designate new conservation areas in Beckingham and Silk Willoughby.

As part of a rolling programme of prioritised conservation area reviews and designations, Council officers have prepared a draft conservation area appraisal and management plan for Beckingham and Silk Willoughby, with proposals to designate and adopt a new conservation area and management plan.

The consultation on the proposed conservation area appraisals and management plans, which begins on 25 March 2019, proposes new 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 more robust framework for planning decision making. 

The four week public consultation period will include the following consultation events:

  • Beckingham Village Hall, Chapel Street, Wednesday 27 March from 3-7pm
  • Silk Willoughby Village Hall, School Lane, Thursday 28 March from 3-7pm

Residents can also view copies of the appraisal and management plan below or hard copy versions at North Kesteven District Council Offices in Sleaford during opening hours. The plans for Beckingham will be available at Bassingham Parish Office, Hammond Hall, Lincoln Road, Bassingham, Lincoln LN5 9HQ, again during opening hours. 

Comments can be submitted by email to or by post to Gareth Hughes, Conservation Officer, North Kesteven District Council, Kesteven Street, Sleaford NG34 7EF (please title comments/letters ‘Beckingham or Silk Willoughby Conservation Area Consultation’).

Any comments should be received by 5pm on Monday 22 April 2019. 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.