Report of the Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services.
The Cabinet Member with the Economy and Regeneration Portfolio introduced the report of the Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services (previously circulated) updating Members on the outcome of the consultation process undertaken on the Heighington Conservation Area Character Appraisal, including comments received on the proposed boundary changes, and requesting that consideration be given to adopting the Heighington Conservation Area Character Appraisal, as planning guidance, and for the boundary to be extended.
The submitted report stated the Local Planning Authority, under Section 71 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, had a duty to formulate and publish proposals for the preservation and enhancement of any parts of their area that were conservation areas; this could be achieved through Conservation Area Character Appraisals; Darlington had 17 Conservation Areas; and that the character appraisal had been prioritied due to the increasing development in and around the village.
RESOLVED – That the Heighington Conservation Area Character Appraisal, including the boundary changes proposed, as appended to the submitted report, be approved.
REASON – To provide a document adopted by the Council to assist in the preservation and enhancement of the Heighington Conservation Area and its setting.