Borough Council opens consultation to protect Derngate and Barrack Road conservation areas

Published: Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Northampton residents are invited to share their views on the draft appraisals and management plans for two existing conservation areas in the town.

A public consultation on the Barrack Road and Derngate conservation areas will run until Sunday, 24 February 2019, in order to reassess the areas and take account of changes since they were last assessed in 2006.

Northampton Borough Council is required reassess all conservation areas in the town, to identify the features which contribute to their unique character, justify each area’s special status and consider how they can be preserved and enhanced.

The draft appraisals identify a number of features which contribute to the character and appearance of the two areas, including architecturally and historically important buildings, area layout, materials used in buildings, and a wide variety of building styles and ages.

Cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning, Councillor Tim Hadland, said: “These two conservation areas have distinct and attractive characters with wonderful architecture, a number of listed buildings and 19th century town houses.

“Valuing our heritage is incredibly important as Northampton changes and grows, and we must put measures in place to preserve and enhance its key features, so that future generations can enjoy the town and learn about its history.

“We welcome comments on the proposed appraisals from both residents living in these areas and the public.”

The draft appraisal documents are available for viewing on the Council’s website, in the One Stop Shop at The Guildhall, and at the Central Library in Abington Street.

Derngate Conservation Area draft appraisal

Barrack Road Conservation Area draft appraisal

Both consultations are open until 24 February 2019. To take part, email [email protected], phone 01604 837634, or write to:

Conservation
 Planning Service
 Northampton Borough Council
 The Guildhall
 St Giles’ Square
 Northampton
 NN1 1DE