Published on November 14th, 2014 | by Stephen Brook0
The Glebe to remain within The Conservation Area
South Northants Planning Committee visited Aynho on 14 November to consider the proposal that The Glebe and the new houses which form part of College Fields should be removed from the Conservation Area. After viewing both areas the Committee decided that they should remain within the Conservation Area.
As summed up by one resident: “First, these houses represent the first significant planned build in the village since the early 18th century. Second, they are a remarkable and enlightened example of very high-quality social housing, and the stone finish is sensitive to the traditional village ambience. Third, and in consequence, they are congruent with the village environment as a whole, and any significant departures are likely to detract from the appearance of the village. Finally, they command the road entrance to the village alongside Croughton Road, and lead gently but insistently to the village centre, with its great house, church and hotel, as well as the central Square.”