This page provides information for the South Wigston conservation area and its appraisals.

The South Wigston Conservation Area was designated in 1989 (known as Wigston Bassett Ward South) and was extended in 1998. A Conservation Area Appraisal and Development Guidance for the South Wigston Conservation Area was adopted in June 2006 and are shown below.

South Wigston Conservation Area Boundary Map (PDF Document, 304.58 Kb)

South Wigston is a town developed in the late nineteenth century by the owner of a large brickworks. The settlement follows the tradition of establishing 'model' towns set by Victorian philanthropists, unlike the majority of these other towns however, South Wigston was not just intended to house workers in the brickyard. Other commercial premises, particularly associated with the clothing industry, were established right from the start. The settlement pattern is generally laid out in a grid style with most of the housing being terraced. The majority of the houses within the boundary are of similar type with a few larger houses along Orange Street, Blaby Road and particularly Saffron Road, built to house wealthier residents. The clear provision of different sizes and standards of housing to suit different 'classes' of occupiers.

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South Wigston Conservation Area Appraisal and Development Control Guidance

A consultation draft for South Wigston Conservation Area Appraisal and Development Control Guidance was prepared and taken out on public consultation. The two documents were prepared to ensure that the qualities and character of the Conservation Area are preserved enhanced. The documents were on public consultation from Monday 13th February 2006 to Monday 27th March 2006 and formally adopted in June 2006.

An Appraisal and Development Control Guidance has been prepared for South Wigston Conservation Area, this fulfils our duty to draw up and publish proposals for the preservation and enhancement of the area as required by the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

Conservation Area Appraisal

The appraisal assesses 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.

South Wigston Conservation Area Appraisal Part 1 (PDF Document, 144.03 Kb)
South Wigston Conservation Area Appraisal Part 2 (PDF Document, 271.18 Kb)
South Wigston Conservation Area Appraisal Part 4 (PDF Document, 19.88 Kb)
South Wigston Conservation Area Appraisal Part 4 (PDF Document, 288.21 Kb)
South Wigston Conservation Area Appraisal Enhancement Map (PDF Document, 271.83 Kb)

Development Control Guidance

The Development Control Guidance seeks to ensure that the area continues to thrive, without prejudicing features which define the character and appearance of the area.

South Wigston Conservation Area Development Control Guidance (Low Resolution) (PDF Document, 72.39 Kb)

Listed Buildings

There are a number of Listed Buildings within the South Wigston Conservation Area. For further information regarding Listed Buildings, please see the following link.

Listed Buildings within the Borough

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.

Conservation Areas SPD 2019 (PDF Document, 4.05 Mb)

Conservation Areas SPD Consultation Statement 2018 (PDF Document, 608.8 Kb)

SCI and SPD Adoption Statement 2019 (PDF Document, 570.15 Kb)

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Last updated: Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:16 am