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Have your say on the Old Basing Conservation Area

News release 9780, published on 22 Sep 2020
Residents are being asked for their views on how to preserve or enhance the architectural and historic interest of Old Basing.

In place since its designation by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in 1973, the Old Basing Conservation Area exists to protect the special architectural and historic interest of the village.

The conservation area appraisal describes this special architectural and historic interest. The borough council is now reviewing and updating this document and is asking for views until Wednesday 28 October.

Residents can review and comment on the draft appraisal of the conservation area and a plan for its management at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/old-basing-review

In addition, a virtual drop-in session will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 23 September from 10am to 1pm.

Put in place to allow residents to give their views while following government guidance around COVID-19, the session is open to those who register by calling Old Basing Parish Council on 01256 462847 or complete a webform at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/old-basing-review

Subject to following the Government's latest COVID-19 guidance, printed copies of the documents can be viewed at:


  • Old Basing Parish Council, The Street, Basingstoke RG24 7DA
    01256 462847

  • Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Festival Place, Basingstoke RG21 7LS
    0300 555 1387



People are advised to call in advance to check the facility is open.

Cabinet Member for Planning, Infrastructure and the Natural Environment Cllr Mark Ruffell said: "It is important that the interests giving Old Basing its very special character are properly identified and preserved for the future.

"Despite the pandemic, it is vital residents are still able to give their views and so I am pleased that the appropriate measures have been put in place so information about the draft proposals can be accessed safely, whether that's online or in person."

Comments received during the consultation period will be used to inform the conservation area appraisal adopted in the autumn.

For further information on the documents or the consultation, email development.control@basingstoke.gov.uk or call 01256 844844.

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