Proposed Conservation Area

Over the next few months the Parish Council will be seeking to establish what level of support residents have for living within a potential Conservation Area in our Village.  It would be very helpful if you would download, complete and return this simple survey.

Residents who wish to know more about the practicalities of living in a Conservation Area can download the North Somerset Information Sheet of that name, published in 2019.  An interesting statistic the document highlights is that, on average, houses within Conservation Areas sell at a 9% premium over those outside of them.

A Brief History of Church Road by the Village's Heritage Group, subtitled The Oldest Street in the Village, was published in June 2018. This provides a fascinating and very interesting focus on the history and heritage of Church Road. It is a good read and provides plenty of reasons for supporting the principle of conserving the character of Church Road.

Abbots Leigh is a special village. Set in the green belt and decidedly rural, yet only ten minutes drive from the centre of Bristol, it has always been a tranquil, much treasured, and green haven from the busy city centre. Late in 1999 local people from the parish decided to work together to create a Village Character Statement. The village has changed considerably over the centuries. Whilst realising that change will continue, the residents want the existing character to be respected and to follow the traditions that have shaped the present community. This document identifies the special character of Abbots Leigh and explains some of the steps that should be taken to ensure that any new development will harmonise with what already exists.