Public Consultation from 22 November 2021 to 21 January 2022

Draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plans have been prepared for Brinton, Edgefield, Hunworth, Sharrington, Stody and Thornage to provide up-to-date guidance for the care and protection of the Conservation Areas.

We want to hear your views

You can share your comments on the draft appraisals and management plans during the consultation period. Please complete our feedback form and email to

What is a Conservation Area?

A conservation area is an area of special architectural or historical interest which is worthy of protection. Designation of a conservation area recognises its unique qualities, such as the contribution of individual buildings and monuments, topography, materials, spatial relationships, thoroughfares, street furniture, open spaces, views, and landscaping. These all contribute to the character and appearance of an area, resulting in a distinctive local identity.

What is the purpose of a Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan?

The document records the special historic and architectural interest of the area. It assesses what issues there are relating to the condition and what pressures there are for change and opportunities for enhancement. Lastly, it provides guidance and recommendations that the Council and residents can use for the positive management, preservation, and improvement of the Conservation Area.

Post Consultation

Following the community consultation and review of all representations received, the Appraisals and Management Proposals will be amended as required and reconsidered by the District Council’s Planning Policy and Built Heritage Working Party before formal adoption by Cabinet. The document will then become a material consideration in the North Norfolk District Council planning process.