INFORMATION ABOUT BRAYBROOKE CONSERVATION AREA
Braybrooke Conservation Area was designated by Kettering Borough Council in 1985 within the terms of Section 277 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 following a detailed appraisal, a public meeting in the Village Hall on 31 July, and amendments following comments submitted by residents.
The decision was notified to the Clerk in a letter dated 22 January 1986. The original appraisal document is shown here in three parts: the main text; a map showing the significant features considered in the appraisal; and a map showing the boundary of the designated area.
The boundary of the Conservation Area , shown in KBC publications, is unchanged as shown the attached map.
The original legislation has been superceded, and the current legislation governing the designation of conservation areas is the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. Part II Section 69 provides for the designation of such areas, and Section 71 places a duty on local planning authorities from time to time to publish proposals for the preservation and enhancement of such areas with public consultation. KBC is unable to say that it has ever produced such proposals for Braybrooke.
The present legislation governing development in a conservation area is the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Act 2015. This is a detailed and complicated set of rules setting out what development is and is not permitted, and what changes of use may be permitted, in what is referred to as "Article 1(5) land" ie conservation areas and similar designated areas. It is recommended that Planning Dept should be consulted on interpreting the legislation.