This page contains information on the London Road and Saint Peters Conservation Area including its relevant appraisals and listed buildings.
London Road and Saint Peters Conservation Area was first designated in 1988. The conservation area houses the oldest remaining part of Oadby, near Saint Peter's Church and along London Road. The area comprises of a mixture of uses and ages; it includes a number of listed buildings and others of local interest, as well as a range of commercial interests mixed in with the residential property.
The linear character of the London Road and Saint Peters Conservation Area reflects the development of the original settlement along the road between Leicester Road and London Road with the village green to the southeast of Saint Peters Church. There are a handful of listed buildings scattered within the conservation area.
The original village green has long since disappeared with the redevelopment of the village as its size and nature has become urbanised. The only clue to its existence is the orientation of two large houses, The Hermitage and The Nook, both of which overlooked the former green. Saint Peters Church is very much the centre point of the 'village' as it is located at the junction of the London Road and Wigston Road and would have at one point overlooked the village green. Its steeple is prominent in long views and the building itself forms a local landmark.
Conservation Area Appraisal and Development Control Guidance
The London Road and Saint Peters Conservation Area Appraisal and Development Control Guidance were subject to public consultation from Monday 2nd October 2006 to Monday 13th November 2006. After considering representations were received, the decision was made on 23rd February 2007 to adopt the Appraisal, Development Control Guidance and amend the Conservation Area boundaries which took effect from Monday 12th March 2007.
The following properties have been included within the Conservation Area: 17 and 17a King Street and 2-8 (even numbers only) Albion Street.
The following properties will be excluded from the Conservation Area: 30a and 30b Brooksby Drive and a small area of parking adjacent to 65a London Road.
Conservation Area Appraisal
The appraisal reassesses the character of the area and notes any changes which may have occurred since its designation, such as new development, and changes to specific buildings or streetscapes.
Development Control Guidance
The London Road and Saint Peters Development Control Guidance seek to ensure that the area continues to thrive, but without prejudicing the key features which define the character and appearance of the area.
Statutory Listed Buildings within the Conservation Area
There are a number of listed buildings within the London Road and Saint Peters Conservation Area. The majority of listed buildings located within this conservation area are Grade Two (Grade II) in character.
Report on Consultation
The report of consultation describes the process in which the public consultation went through and summarises the representations made and sets out responses to these.
Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document
The Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides policy guidance to ensure that the character and appearance of Borough Conservation Areas are maintained through effective management.
Please note, on the 16th April 2019 the Council resolved to adopt a revised Conservation Areas SPD. Links to the most up to date document are contained below.
Last updated: Wednesday, 15 July 2020 10:45 am