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What is a conservation area?

Conservation areas are specially designated for protection and enhancement, following consultation with local residents and property owners, because of their distinctive character and appearance.

Conservation area appraisals and new conservation areas

We are required periodically to re-evaluate our conservation areas, and have embarked on a programme of reviewing all of the conservation areas in Northampton.  

We are currently consulting on possible Article 4 Directions for Great Billing and Great Houghton Conservation Areas. You can find more information below:

Permission for development

Do I need planning permission?

In conservation areas, planning controls are extended to give greater protection to preserve the character and appearance of the area. We have also further removed permitted development rights through the adoption of Article 4 directions within Abington Park, Barrack Road, Billing Road, Derngate, Kingsley and St Giles conservation areas. You can see these, together with the most up-to-date appraisal, below:

Northampton's conservation areas

There are currently 21 conservation areas in Northampton:

Contact details

Tel: 0300 330 7000
Or use the contact form below

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