Good design should be the aim of all involved in the development process, but it is primarily the responsibility of designers and their clients.
Where proposals affect heritage assets such as conservation areas or listed buildings special care is needed. Development in conservation areas should either preserve or enhance the character of the area.
Works to listed buildings should not be harmful to their special historic and architectural interest. Similarly proposals affecting the setting of listed buildings or conservation areas should not harm the heritage asset. Owners and developers are advised to employ suitably experienced professionals in preparing applications.
The appearance of proposed development and its relationship to its surroundings are material considerations in determining planning applications.
We have produced Supplementary Planning Guidance documents entitled Housing design and layout, and Industrial and Office Design and Layout to assist those preparing planning applications for proposed new development.
You can obtain further advice from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). CABE is a body funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
The Landscape of South Derbyshire is described in the document The Landscape Character of Derbyshire produced by Derbyshire County Council.
We encourage public art through its support of People Express, a community arts organisation.
Contact People Express by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the links on the left to find further information and documents relating to conservation and heritage.
South Derbyshire District Council
Tel: 01283 228706
Online: contact form
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