Decision details

Drayton Conservation Area Appraisal and Boundary Review Adoption

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet considered the head of planning’s report on the Drayton Conservation Area Appraisal and Boundary Review. 


Drayton Parish Council, in conjunction with the Neighbourhood Plan review, had commissioned a review of the conservation area.  Officers worked with the parish council and local people to prepare a draft appraisal and management plan document, which was the subject of public consultation in early 2023.  Detailed changes had been made to the document as a result of the consultation.  The revised draft appraisal and management plan were presented to Cabinet for adoption. 


During the review of the existing conservation area boundary, the Parish Council had identified three areas that were of sufficient interest and significance to be considered for inclusion within the designated boundary.  The Conservation Team had reviewed the proposed areas for inclusion within the boundary and concurred with the parish council that these areas met the tests to be included in the designated area.  These areas were shown on the map in Appendix 1 to the report and included:

·       the historic core of Sutton Wick and Millennium Green, to the north;

·       an area east of Church Lane; and

·       a small area west of Abingdon Road, across from High Street.


Cabinet considered that the Drayton Conservation Area, as proposed to be extended, was of special architectural and historic interest, and that the whole area should be designated as a conservation area and the accompanying appraisal should be adopted.  Cabinet noted that the local ward member was in support of this also. 




(a)       adopt the Drayton Conservation Area boundary as per the proposed revisions shown at Appendix 1 to the head of planning’s report to Cabinet on 29 September 2023;


(b)       adopt the Drayton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan, as amended following public consultation, as a Supplementary Planning Document as part of the Development Plan evidence and is a material planning consideration; and


(c)    authorise the head of planning, in consultation with the Cabinet member for corporate services, policy and programmes, to make minor changes, typographical corrections or non-material amendments to the Drayton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan document prior to formal publication and statutory notification requirements. 

Report author: Samantha Allen

Publication date: 05/03/2024

Date of decision: 29/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 29/09/2023 - Cabinet

Accompanying Documents:


Vale of White Horse District Council