Kettering Council has announced the village of Broughton has been designated an official conservation area.
The authority had supported the bid for the status by the village, which had been one of the few settlements in the borough of Kettering without a designated conservation area.
Rob Harbour, Kettering Council’s head of development services, said: “The designation of the Broughton Conservation Area is the result of a significant amount of work by the Borough Council. It has been widely supported by the local
community, and will help to preserve the historic character of Broughton in the future, which is something we are very keen to achieve.”
Cllr Christopher Lamb, the council’s deputy leader, added: “I am delighted that the Broughton Conservation Area has now been designated by the Borough Council after a full consultation with the residents of the village and the Parish Council and it will serve to enhance the present and future village environment.”
There are thousands of conservation areas across the country, which are designated because of their special historical or architectural interest.
The final appraisal of the conservation of Broughton can be found online by clicking here.
For more information, contact Development Services in writing at: Development Services, Kettering Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7QX.
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