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Community invited to comment on updated Conservation Area Appraisals for Sawston and Hauxton


Greater Cambridge Shared Planning is asking the people of Sawston and Hauxton for your views on architectural and historic sites within the 2 Conservation Areas.

The consultation on the 2 draft Conservation Area Appraisals will be open from Wednesday 22 February to Wednesday 22 March 2023 and welcomes comments from the public and other interested groups. 

Conservation Areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. They have Conservation Area Appraisals which give recommendations for their conservation and enhancement, and we periodically review these to ensure they continue to reflect circumstances on the ground.

We have published draft Appraisals for informal consultation, covering the following 2 Conservation Areas:

  • Sawston Conservation Area

  • Hauxton Conservation Area

The draft appraisals and links to the online surveys for public comment and feedback are available on the Conservation Area Appraisal Consultations webpage. There is no statutory requirement to consult with local communities or stakeholders, but we consider it important to hear a range of views on the draft appraisals before they are finalised.

The boundaries of the conservation areas have been reviewed and have been found to adequately reflect the parts of each village worthy of preservation or enhancement. Therefore, no additions or deletions are proposed to the boundaries at this time, although comments are welcomed on this aspect of each document.

Cllr Dr. Tumi Hawkins, Lead Cabinet Member for Planning at South Cambridgeshire District Council, said:

“To help ensure we have the right local features recognised within our Conservation Areas, it is important that people who know these areas well can share their knowledge with us through this type of consultation. Whether you are a local resident or a business owner, please take a few minutes to complete the short survey so that we can learn about any architectural and historical sites that are of particular local significance. Your input will be highly valued and appreciated.”