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Notice ID: BRA1068674

Notice effective from
22nd March 2019 to 21st April 2019

Notice Is hereby given that Darlington Borough Council, In pursuance of Its powers under section 69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, has determined that, from the 5th March 2019, the area of Heighington described in Schedule A to this Notice (an area of special architectural or historic interest designated as a Conservation Area) shall be extended to include the area described in Schedule B and reduced to exclude the area described in Schedule C. It has accordingly amended the Heighington Conservation Area.
A plan showing the boundaries of the Conservation Area is available at the Town Hall and may be inspected at any time during office hours.
The new area of land which is intended to be added to the existing Conservation Area is shown cross-hatched on the said plan.
The area of land which is intended to be removed from the existing Conservation Area is shown shaded on the said plan.
The principal effects of this area being designated a Conservation Area are as follows:
1) The Council is under a duty to prepare proposals to ensure the preservation or enhancement of a Conservation Area

2) Consent must be obtained from the Council for the demolition of any building in a Conservation Area

3) Consent must be obtained from the Council to cut, top, lop, uproot, wilfully damage or wilfully destroy any tree within the boundaries of a Conservation Area

4) Six weeks' notice must be given to the Council before works are carried out to any tree in a Conservation Area

5) Special publicity must be given to planning applications for development in a Conservation Area

6) In carrying out any functions under the planning Acts (and, in particular, in determining applications for planning permission and listed building consent) the Council and the Secretary of State are required to take into account the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of a Conservation Area.

Ian Williams
Director of Economic Growth
22nd March 2019
Further information regarding Conservation Areas may be obtained from:
Historic Assets Officer, Room 401 Economic Growth, Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT
A. Existing Conservation Area

Land including the whole of the original village of Heighington, together with land to the north of Hall Lane and parts of School Aycliffe Lane, Heighington Lane, Darlington Road and Highside Road; land to the east and south east of the village up to the bypass; land to the southeast of the village and east of Darlington Road.
B. Extensions of Conservation Area

Adding the fields on the south side of Heighington, to the east side of Coatsay Moor Lane, to preserve the approach to the village and the views to the south across the landscape setting.
Adding the verge, hedgerow and trees north of Millbank in the north-west corner of the area, to protect the amenity provided by the trees at this junction.
Adding Nos.1-9 (odd) Snackgate Lane and green verges at the junction of Snackgate Lane, Millbank and Walworth Road, to include properties that contribute to the character of the Conservation Area.
C. Deletions from the Conservation Area

Removing the two late 20th century houses south of Page House, Darlington Road, to draw in the boundary of the Conservation Area excluding modern residential properties where it currently cuts across them.


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Darlington Borough Council

Town Hall , Feethams , Darlington , County Durham , DL1 5QT 01325 380651


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