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New development shall accord with the following objectives of good design:

  1. Be appropriate to its local context in terms of scale, height, massing, elevational treatment, materials and detailing, layout, form, mix and density,
  2. Integrate effectively with adjacent spaces and the public realm to create good quality townscape,
  3. Not result in a significant detrimental impact on local amenity in terms of visual impact, loss of light or privacy, disturbance and traffic movements,
  4. Incorporate a good standard of landscape design,
  5. Sensitively relate to existing development patterns and seek to protect natural heritage and the historic and cultural environment, not only on-site, but in terms of potential impact on neighbouring areas of importance, and, where appropriate:
  6. Foster ‘inclusive design’ by ensuring the development allows access for the widest range of people possible,
  7. Support an integrated transport system,
  8. Contribute to the creation of new, and the improvement of existing, spaces and an enhancement of the general street scene,
  9. Promote resource efficient and adaptable buildings and layouts using sustainable design and construction techniques, including the reuse and recycling of construction and demolition waste on site, and energy and water efficiency measures,
  10. Provide a safe environment by addressing issues of security, crime prevention, and the fear of crime in the design of buildings and the space and routes around them
  11. Have regard to the desirability of preserving the setting of any listed building/li>

Design statements will be required in support of planning applications that have design implications, including applications for new or extended buildings and infrastructure, changes to landscape appearance, and/or those involving sensitive sites and locations.

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