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Building Guidelines

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The following guidelines appear as Chapter 9 of the Village Design Statement.

  • 9.1  NEW BUILDINGS
  • 9.2  EXTENSIONS & ALTERATIONS
  • 9.3  FEATURES TO AVOID
  • 9.4  MAKING USE OF THESE GUIDELINES

While the following guidelines are of general application, they are of particular importance when dealing with a site within the Conservation Area or with any Listed Buildings. They also incorporate principles outlined in chapters 1 to 8 of the Village Design Statement.

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  • New Buildings

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    1. These should be designed in a style which harmonises with their immediate neighbours. The height, volume and overall appearance of any new building must be in proportion to what is already there. For example, a two storey building should not be built in the middle of a row of bungalows.
    2. When a group of buildings is proposed, standard estate¬designs should be avoided and a mixture of designs adopted to provide a range of house sizes.
    3. The imaginative use of design details - in windows, finials, barge-boards, hanging tiles, shaped bricks, etc., - should be encouraged, so long as they do not clash with those on neighbouring properties and so long as they are not architecturally inappropriate.
    4. Designs should embody similar brick colouring and sufficient features from neighbouring properties to give the effect of continuity.
    5. The use of knapped flint walling should be encouraged in new developments, both in the walls dividing properties and in the properties themselves. Hedges should be of indigenous hedging plants, such as hawthorn, beech, holly and yew.
    6. Generous open spaces must be allowed for within any new housing development. The development at Southdene is a fine example of what can be achieved.
    7. All new building development must incorporate off-street parking to ensure that current village parking problems are not worsened. New garages should be sited, wherever possible, behind the front wall of the house. Blocks of garages or parking spaces should be avoided.
    8. Light pollution should be minimised. Future developments should not include provision for street lighting.
    9. Any development which might involve an increase in current noise levels will not be acceptable.
    10. The preservation of existing trees and the planting of new ones will need to be a central part of any new village development, whether the development consists of multiple or single buildings.

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  • Extensions & Alterations
  • Features To Avoid
  • Making Use of These Guidelines
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