johncav wrote:It may help to understand the status of the document. Villages prepare (draft) statements like this to indicate their concerns, priorities and preferences to both residents and the planning authorities, the latter having the final say over changes. The hope of the village drafting the statement is that the views expressed will be shared by the planning authority and will be adopted as policy. In the case of the document above, the village drafted an extension to the conservation area but this was not accepted in full by the planning authority, the Conservation Officer asked for the Park Lane field to be removed from the (draft) enlarged conservation area. As local authorities are responsible for designating conservation areas their view prevails. The field was removed from the draft and the enlarged conservation area was then designated. I hope that explains fully why the Park Lane field was never in the conservation area, despite the drafted aspirations in the document you quote.