We aspire to high quality development in the National Park but this is only achieved when a self-builder, developer or organisation such as a Housing Association, think about their project holistically.
Our newly adopted Design and Placemaking guidance explains how to start thinking about your project.
This key document provides a clear steer on how we expect our Local Development Plan’s overarching policies to be incorporated in development proposals to result in good design, place-making and sustainability that enhances and maintains the special qualities of the National Park.
You will also find a checklist of steps to consider when designing your proposal that are key considerations for a successful application.
Keep your eyes peeled throughout August as we publish a series of ‘how to’ blogs to help you consider all aspects of the National Park’s unique qualities to help you focus your design.
Blog 1 – How to help achieve important climate change targets through your building design
Blog 2 – How to consider wildlife and trees in your new building design
Blog 3 – How to consider water management in your building design
Blog 4 – How to consider detailing and materials in your building design