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Partly due to Sowerby Parish Council not upholding the conservation status that Belgrave Terrace now has - and partly because of the individual needs of some residents to hide behind their hedgerows/trellis fences, this the once majestic open plan garden is now unrecognizable. So much so that we recently received an email from a former resident of No 6 Belgrave Terrace who, on a recent visit to the neighbourhood, was horrified by what they saw. To all those who's gardens meet the suggested design as outlined by the original deeds drawn up in 1899 - almost 120 years ago, please can we attempt to preserve this unique vision. To all those who are in breach of the agreement or who were not aware that such an agreement existed, please do get in touch with us so that we can provide you with a copy of the deeds #prideinthepast #conservation #community

"We lived at No. 6 in the early 1980s before moving to Newcastle. Visited the terrace for the first time since we moved - was really disappointed to see that the open gardens at the "fronts" of the terrace had gone - also to see several houses with upvc windows! We loved our house and we're sad to leave (job determined our move unfortunately), but we have to say that we were even more saddened to see how the terrace has now lost its uniqueness " EMail dated 22.02.20. Resident of No 6, Belgave Terrace.


Sowerby, North Yorkshire

Sowerby is a suburb of Thirsk and is positioned in the northern half of North Yorkshire on the flood plains of Cod Beck. It sits on the A19 trunk road at the junction with the A61 to the west and Ripon. Northallerton lies 10 miles to the north along the A168 and York is 25 miles to the south east along the A19. Thirsk has a station on the main east coast railway line.

A Conservation Area is defined as an 'area of special architectural or historic interest the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve and enhance'. The purpose of a Conservation Area is to protect wider landscapes of quality and the local distinctiveness of areas valued for their visual characteristics and historic associations