Charlbury Character Assessment: Consultation

The Charlbury Neighbourhood Plan will include a section on the protection and conservation of Charlbury’s fine heritage of buildings and landscapes, with policies to conserve and enhance Charlbury’s character and appearance.

To inform this work, a Character Assessment of the town and wider parish has been prepared. A team of local volunteers has assessed every street and open space within the town, as well as the surrounding countryside. This work was drawn together by a heritage expert to create a draft Character Assessment of Charlbury.

The draft report can be viewed below and is also available in the library (in the Reference and Local Studies section):

Part 1:  Main Report
Part 2:  Detailed assessments (links to Dropbox where these can be viewed)

As well as informing the Neighbourhood Plan, the Character Assessment is intended to be used by the Town Council and the Charlbury Conservation Area Advisory Committee when responding to planning applications.  It will be in the public domain for anyone to see and refer to.

We would like to give everyone living in Charlbury an opportunity to comment on the Character Assessment report before it is finalised, so that we can be sure it has captured everything about the historic character of the town and its surrounding landscape that is important to local people.

Please read the draft report and answer the following questions:

  • Do you agree that the draft Character Assessment report provides a good summary of the historic character of Charlbury and its wider parish?
  • Are there any particular comments you would like to make on the draft report?
  • Are there any changes or improvements you would like to see in Charlbury to better protect and enhance the historic characterof the town and its wider landscape?

You can respond:

By email: to please include your full name and whether you are a Charlbury resident (if not, please let us know in what capacity you are replying)

On paper: fill out a form in the library and place it in the dedicated postbox, which is on the windowsill to the right of the Reference and Local Studies shelf.

All comments received will remain anonymous.   We will include a list of names of those who responded to the consultation in the Neighbourhood Plan. If you do not wish your name to be included in this list please let us know.