PEOPLE are being asked to think about what makes Berrynarbor and Combe Martin special.

North Devon Council is carrying out reviews of conservation areas across the district, looking at what makes the historic character and appearance of each area special and where the areas should be extended or reduced.

The council would also like views on whether new conservation areas should be created.

A public consultation is going to start on Thursday (November 25) to find out the community’s views. It will also consider proposed amendments to the conservation area boundary for Berrynarbor and look at the possibility of a new conservation area at Combe Martin.

“This is one of several consultations that the council will be carrying out across the district,” said Lead Member for Planning Councillor Colin Wright.

“Each of us has our own opinion about what captures the historic character of the areas and what makes them unique. Carrying out these consultations helps to make sure that we don’t miss anything out and that we preserve and enhance what is important to local people.”

People can have their say at events in Combe Martin Village Hall annex on Monday, December 6 from 4.30-6.30pm and Berrynarbor Manor Hall on Thursday, December 9 from 3.30-7pm.

Or go to the council website at to take part in the consultation.

All comments need to be received by Friday, January 14.