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    CRONDALL CONSERVATION AREA

    CHARACTER APPRAISAL AND

    MANAGEMENT PROPOSALS.

    Adopted 1 December 2016

    Replaces 2010 Proposals document which was written by The Conservation Studio,

  • Crondall Conservation Area Character Appraisal

    and Management Proposals

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    Contents

    Contents .................................................................................................................................................. 2

    1 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................. 4

    1.1 The Crondall Conservation Area ............................................................................................. 4

    1.2 Summary of key characteristics and recommendations ......................................................... 5

    1.3 The Planning Policy Context ................................................................................................... 6

    1.4 The Local Policy Framework ................................................................................................... 6

    1.5 Article 4 Directions .................................................................................................................. 7

    1.6 Community Involvement .......................................................................................................... 7

    1.7 Current Draft and Revisions .................................................................................................... 7

    2 LOCATION AND LANDSCAPE SETTING ...................................................................................... 9

    2.1 Location and Activities ............................................................................................................ 9

    2.2 Topography and Geology ...................................................................................................... 10

    2.3 Character Area 14: Redlands............................................................................................... 10

    2.4 Character Area 15: Hart Downs ........................................................................................... 10

    2.5 Relationship of the Conservation Area to its surroundings ................................................... 11

    2.6 Biodiversity ............................................................................................................................ 11

    3 HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT AND ARCHAEOLOGY ................................................................... 12

    3.1 Archaeology .......................................................................................................................... 12

    3.2 Historic Development ............................................................................................................ 12

    4 SPATIAL ANALYSIS ..................................................................................................................... 15

    4.1 Layout and Street Pattern ..................................................................................................... 15

    4.2 Open spaces, trees and landscape ...................................................................................... 16

    4.3 Focal points, focal buildings, views and vistas ...................................................................... 16

    4.3.1 Focal points ....................................................................................................................... 16

    4.3.2 Focal buildings .................................................................................................................. 17

    4.3.3 Views and vistas................................................................................................................ 17

    4.4 Boundaries ............................................................................................................................ 18

    4.5 Public realm........................................................................................................................... 19

    5 THE BUILDINGS OF THE CONSERVATION AREA.................................................................... 20

    5.1 Building types ........................................................................................................................ 20

    5.2 Listed buildings ..................................................................................................................... 20

    5.3 Locally Listed buildings ......................................................................................................... 21

    5.4 Positive buildings .................................................................................................................. 21

    5.5 Building styles, materials and colours ................................................................................... 22

    6 CHARACTER AREAS ................................................................................................................... 25

    6.1 Character Area 1: Pankridge Street ...................................................................................... 25

    6.2 Character Area 2: The Borough ........................................................................................... 27

    6.3 Character Area 3: Well Road & Itchel Lane ......................................................................... 29

    6.4 Character Area 4: Church Street, All Saints Church and Croft Lane .................................. 30

    6.5 Character Area 5: Dippenhall Street .................................................................................... 32

    7 ISSUES ......................................................................................................................................... 34

  • Crondall Conservation Area Character Appraisal

    and Management Proposals

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    7.1 Summary of Issues ............................................................................................................... 34

    8 THE MANAGEMENT PROPOSALS ............................................................................................. 35

    8.1 Format of the Management Proposals .................................................................................. 35

    9 ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS .......................................................................................... 36

    9.1 Preserve and enhance the Crondall Conservation Area and protect its rural landscape setting 36

    9.1.1 Protect the rural setting of Crondall ................................................................................... 36

    9.1.2 Protecting and enhancing views within Crondall, or into or out of the village from the landscape setting .......................................................................................................................... 36

    9.1.3 Care of the pond in Well Road and the River Hart watercourse ....................................... 37

    9.1.4 Tree Management Plan ..................................................................................................... 38

    9.2 Traffic, pedestrian movement and parking ............................................................................ 39

    9.2.1 Manage and monitor busy and fast moving traffic along Pankridge Street and Dippenhall Street 39

    9.2.2 Monitor car parking in the village ...................................................................................... 39

    9.3 The control of new development ........................................................................................... 40

    9.3.1 Ensure new development preserves and/or enhances the rural and historic character and appearance of the village .............................................................................................................. 40

    9.3.2 Design guidance................................................................................................................ 41

    9.4 Buildings ................................................................................................................................ 42

    9.4.1 Article 4 Direction .............................................................................................................. 42

    9.4.2 The control of unlisted positive buildings (including Locally Listed buildings) .................. 43

    9.4.3 Local List and Statutory List .............................................................................................. 43

    9.5 Possible enhancements ........................................................................................................ 44

    9.5.1 Undergrounding overhead wires ....................................................................................... 44

    9.5.2 Enhancement sites ............................................................................................................ 44

    9.6 Conservation Area boundary review ..................................................................................... 44

    10 MONITORING AND REVIEW ....................................................................................................... 45

    10.1 Historic England Recommendation ....................................................................................... 45

    10.2 Crondall Conservation Area Monitoring Group ..................................................................... 45

    APPENDICES ...........................................

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