RESIDENTS are being asked to give their views on proposed changes to two conservation areas in Braintree.

Braintree Council is asking the community for its views as part of a review of management plans for Bradford Street and Braintree town centre conservation areas.

The consultation is needed due to planning legislation and will inform future development and design in both areas.

The proposals include changes to both boundaries which are necessary to reflect the current land use and historic character of the area.

Council planning boss Gabrielle Spray said: “Our conservation areas play an important role in maintaining and enhancing the heritage and character of our towns.

"A lot has changed since we last reviewed them and given the significance of these areas, we hope residents will take the time to look at the proposals and give their views so we can fully take into account local opinions.”

Residents can comment at

There will also be a virtual webinar on January 19, from 7pm.

The consultation runs until February 7.