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Conservation areas and appraisals

A conservation area is defined as an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.

Cherwell has a high quality environment with 60 conservation areas throughout the district. Many are comprised of the historic core of our northern ironstone and thatch or southern limestone and stone slate villages. The centres of Banbury, Bicester, and the historic parts of Kidlington are also designated, as is the length of the Oxford Canal within the Cherwell and South Northants Districts. A conservation area is defined as "an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance."

English Heritage advises us to maintain up to date conservation area appraisals and we are required to review the designations "from time to time". Appraisals set out the character of the area and indicate opportunities to preserve or enhance that character. All appraisals undergo public consultation so we can incorporate the views of people living and working in these areas

In addition to the Statutorily Listed Buildings (grade l, ll* and ll), which are listed by English Heritage, Government policy guidance advises us to draw up a list of buildings of Local Interest. We identify these though our conservation area appraisal process. If a building is identified on the Local List as an "undesignated heritage asset", we are required to have regard to this when determining planning applications that would affect it. It does not mean that the owner has to apply for listed building consent to undertake works.

Here is a list of the current conservation areas in the district and the latest appraisal. It will also show when a review or new appraisal will be taking place.

Please click on the following locations to see the conservation area:

Conservation areaDate of designationLatest appraisal dateAppraisal documentMap

Adderbury    

April 1975

April 2012

pdf Adderbury conservation area appraisal (4.7Mb)

Adderbury

Ardley

August 2005

August 2005

pdf Ardley (1.6Mb)

Ardley

Balscote

April 1980

March 1998

pdf Balscote (3.3Mb)

Balscote

Banbury

1969

October 2004

pdf Banbury part 1 (4.1Mb)
pdf Banbury part 2 (4.7Mb)

Banbury

Banbury Grimsbury

January 2007

.

pdf Banbury Grimsbury (4.6Mb)

Banbury Grimsbury

Barford St John

December 2013

Draft available

pdf Barfords Conservation Area Appraisal (4.0Mb)

Barford St John

Barford St Michael

December 2013

Draft available

pdf Barfords Conservation Area Appraisal (4.0Mb)

Barford St Michael

Begbroke

July 1991

June 2008

pdf Begbroke (3.8Mb)

Begbroke

Bicester

1969

August 2011

pdf Bicester (4.6Mb)
pdf Bicester high res part 1 (3.1Mb)
pdf Bicester high res part 2 (2.0Mb)

Bicester

Bletchingdon

April 2008

July 2008

pdf Bletchingdon (5.1Mb)

Bletchingdon

Bloxham

April 1975

May 2007

pdf Bloxham (9.1Mb)

Bloxham

Bodicote

March 1988

April 2008

pdf Bodicote (3.8Mb)

Bodicote

Charlton-on-Otmoor

November 1989

March 1996

pdf Charlton on Otmoor (1.3Mb)

Charlton on Otmoor

Chesterton

March 1988

January 2008

pdf Chesterton (3.9Mb)

Chesterton

Cottisford

November 1980

May 2009

pdf Cottisford (3.4Mb)

Cottisford

Cropredy

February 1978

February 2014

pdf Cropredy Conservation Area Appraisal (4.0Mb)

Cropredy

Deddington

March 1988

April 2012

pdf Deddington conservation area appraisal (3.8Mb)

Deddington

Drayton

February 1977

October 2008

pdf Drayton (4.7Mb)

Drayton

Duns Tew

December 2005

.

pdf Duns Tew (1.9Mb)

Duns Tew

Fewcott

October 2008

.

pdf Fewcott (3.1Mb)

Fewcott

Fritwell

March 1988

January 2008

pdf Fritwell (7.0Mb)

Fritwell

Hampton Gay, Shipton on Cherwell & Thrupp

October 1975

August 2007

pdf Hampton Gay, Shipton on Cherwell and Thrupp (4.1Mb)

Hampton Gay, Shipton on Cherwell and Thrupp

Hampton Poyle

May 1991

March 2016

pdf Hampton Poyle Conservation Area Appraisal (3.6Mb)

Hampton Poyle

Hanwell

January 1985

August 2007

pdf Hanwell (3.3Mb)

Hanwell

Hethe

March 1988

Reviewed July 1993

pdf Hethe (117kb)

Hethe

Hook Norton

March 1988

May 2007

pdf Hook Norton (10.0Mb)

Hook Norton

Horley

January 1987

March 1996

pdf Horley (1.0Mb)

Horley

Hornton

March 1988

April 2013

pdf Hornton (3.2Mb)

Hornton

Islip

November 1989

April 2008

pdf Islip (4.8Mb)

Islip

Juniper Hill

November 2008

March 2009

pdf Juniper Hill (3.5Mb)

Juniper Hill

Kidlington:
Church Street
High Street
The Rookery
Crown Road
Langford Lane Wharf


1974
May 1991
May 1991
May 2009
May 2009

May 2009

pdf Kidlington part 1 (4.5Mb)
pdf Kidlington part 2 (4.5Mb)

Kidlington Church Street
Kidlington High Street
Kidlington The Rookery
Kidlington Crown Road
Kidlington Langford Lane Wharf

Kirtlington

 March 1988

September 2011

pdf Kirtlington - low res (4.2Mb)
pdf Kirtlington - high res part 1 (4.6Mb)
pdf Kirtlington - high res part 2 (3.6Mb)

Kirtlington

Milton

March 1988

March 1996

pdf Milton (118kb)

Milton

Mixbury

March 1988

January 2016

pdf Mixbury (118kb)
pdf Mixbury Conservation Area Appraisal (Draft) January 2016 (3.8Mb)

Mixbury

Mollington

May 2010

May 2010

pdf Mollington Conservation Area Appraisal (4.8Mb)

Mollington

North Aston

March 1988

..

pdf North Aston (137kb)

pdf North Aston Conservation Area Appraisal Final Draft (4.0Mb)

North Aston

North Newington

May 1989

April 2013

May 2014

pdf North Newington (134kb)

pdf North Newington Conservation Area Appraisal (2.4Mb)

North Newington

Oxford Canal

October 2012

October 2012

pdf Oxford Canal CA pages 1-40 (3.8Mb)

pdf Oxford Canal CA pages 41-80 (4.5Mb)

pdf Oxford Canal CA pages 81-115 (2.7Mb)

Oxford Canal

RAF Bicester

July 2002

November 2008

pdf RAF Bicester (4.8Mb)

RAF Bicester

RAF Upper Heyford

April 2006

April 2006

pdf RAF Upper Heyford (5.7Mb)

RAF Upper Heyford

Rousham (includes Lower and Upper Heyford)

July 1991

May 1996

pdf Rousham (503kb)

Rousham (includes Lower and Upper Heyford)

Shenington with Alkerton

February 2009

..

pdf Shenington and Alkerton part 1 (4.8Mb)
pdf Shenington and Alkerton part 2 (4.8Mb)

Shenington

Sibford Ferris

November 1985

April 2012

pdf Sibford Ferris, Sibford Gower and Burdrop conservation area appraisal (4.3Mb)

Sibford Ferris

Sibford Gower and Burdrop

January 2008

April 2012

pdf Sibford Ferris, Sibford Gower and Burdrop conservation area appraisal (4.3Mb)

Sibford Gower and Burdrop

Somerton

October 1992

March 1996

pdf Somerton (1.5Mb)

Somerton

Souldern

March 1988

March 2016

pdf Souldern Conservation Area Appraisal (3.1Mb)

Souldern

South Newington

April 1989

February 2014

pdf South Newington (141kb)

pdf South Newington Conservation Area Appraisal (2.9Mb)

Link to South Newington conservation area map

Steeple Aston

March 1988

April 2014


pdf Steeple Aston Conservation Area Appraisal (3.2Mb)

Steeple Aston

Stratton Audley

March 1988

July 1996

pdf Stratton Audley (1.2Mb)

Stratton Audley

Swalcliffe

March 1988

June 2016

pdf Swalcliffe conservation area appraisal (4.6Mb)
pdf Swalcliffe (136kb)

Swalcliffe

Tadmarton

October 1992

November 1995

pdf Tadmarton (905kb)

Tadmarton

Wardington

March 1988

September 2010

pdf Wardington (4.1Mb)

Wardington

Weston on the Green

October 2000

July 2009

pdf Weston on the Green (4.9Mb)

Weston on the Green

Wigginton

March 1988

.

pdf Wigginton (134kb)

Wigginton

Williamscot

October 1992

November 1995

pdf Williamscot (118kb)

Williamscot

Wroxton

September 1977

November 1996

pdf Wroxton (4.4Mb)

Wroxton

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