We have prepared a character appraisal and boundary review of the Ashby 'town' conservation area, for the purposes of public consultation.

A conservation area is an area of "special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance". The Ashby-de-la-Zouch conservation area was designated in 1972; we adopted a character appraisal and boundary review in 2001-02. It is proposed to divide the conservation area into the 'castle', 'spa' and 'town' conservation areas.

The draft character appraisal describes changes to the 'town' conservation area and it setting since 2001. It identifies those elements that contribute positively to the conservation area and its setting, as well as those elements that contribute negatively. It may inform decisions on applications for development that would affect the conservation area. It may inform a management plan.

It is proposed to remove properties from the conservation area. Principally it is proposed to remove properties on the west side of Derby Road; on Hill Street; on the south side of Kilwardby Street; on the south side of North Street; on the south side of South Street and off the north side of Wood Street.

At the bottom of this page you will find the draft character appraisal and boundary review. You will also find a link to our webpage, 'Living in a conservation area', which explains the implications of conservation area designation. Please send us your comments no later than Wednesday 27 March. You may send your comments to the conservation officer by post or email james.white[at]nwleicestershire.gov.uk

Meet the conservation officer: If you would like to discuss the draft documents face-to-face, then please visit Ashby Library on Friday 1 March or Monday 11 March at any time between 10am and 1pm.

Last updated: Wed 14 February, 2024 @ 11:49