Have your say on conservation area
Archived press release
Date Published: 16/09/08
Long Crendon was designated as a conservation area in 1969
Residents are getting the chance to discuss their views for preserving and enhancing Long Crendon’s historic character.
Aylesbury Vale District Council is looking at the boundaries of the village’s conservation area with a view to changing some of them.
A conservation officer will be available to meet members of the public and discuss the proposals with them on Saturday 20 September at the Village Centre between 11am and 4pm.
Areas which have been earmarked for inclusion in the revised conservation area include the verges, trees and hedges along Bicester Road, a section of late 19th and early 20th century housing along Chearsley Road, and the grounds of the Manor House adjacent to St. Mary’s Church.
A number of modern properties could be omitted from the conservation area on the basis that they are not of sufficient historical interest.
Long Crendon was designated as a conservation area in 1969 in recognition of its unique architectural and historic character and appearance – with its well-preserved layout and range of historic buildings.
Conservation area status means that the council will take into account the character and appearance of the area when dealing with any development proposals. In conservation areas the council must be notified of any works to trees and consent must be given for any buildings to be demolished.
Councillor Sue Polhill, Cabinet Member for Planned Development, said: “We are seeking the residents’ views on the proposed boundary changes. The changes will be considered by the cabinet
for formal adoption later this year. The existing boundaries were drawn up nearly 40 years ago and due to new advice from English Heritage, conservation areas need to be re-examined. We hope that residents interested in the preservation of the character of Long Crendon will attend the consultation day to express their views.”
The Long Crendon conservation area review can be viewed online or alternatively call 01296 585244 to receive a hard copy.
The council is seeking comments on the draft appraisal by 10 October. Comments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to Aylesbury Vale District Council, Friars Square Offices, 4 Gt. Western Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2TW marked for the attention of Emilia Hands.