Oakhill Conservation area
Mendip District Council advise "A Conservation Area is defined in the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as: "an area of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance."
The character of these areas is defined not only by a concentration of historic buildings, but also by the relationship these buildings have with each other, historic street patterns, plot boundaries, the spaces between buildings, the materials used in construction, trees, parks and greens, private gardens and even street furniture.
With advances in modern construction techniques and an increasing pace of change in our towns and villages, many cherished, familiar and historically important features are being swept away.
Conservation Area designation is, therefore, a means of recognising the architectural or historical importance of an area and provides additional controls to help preserve or enhance an areas character.
At present, Mendip District Council have not published their appraisal for the Oakhill Conservation Area.
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