Attwood launches Design Guide for Derry Conservation Area
Published on Thu, 10 May 2012 by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environment Minister Alex Attwood has today launched a Design Guide for Clarendon Street Conservation Area.“The Built Heritage is at the heart of tourism in Derry and across NI. Protecting the built heritage and enhancing it is what this Guide should be about,” said the Minister.
The Clarendon Street Conservation Area Design Guide is the last in a series of Design Guides for the City of Derry, following on from the Magee Design Guide launched in 2010 and the Historic City Design Guide launched on the 1 March of this year.
“The combination of these three guides should improve our appreciation of the unique characteristics that make up this city and help us to ensure that its character or appearance are preserved or enhanced,” Alex Attwood explained.
“It provides important detailed advice and guidance for both residents and prospective developers and seeks to promote a high standard of design, which will help conserve or enhance the individual character and appearance of the Clarendon Street Conservation Area.
“It will protect the special quality of its townscape for the benefit of future generations and promote conservation-led regeneration which can make a contribution to economic vitality and growth by offering an attractive living and working environment.”
Notes to editors:
1. Alex Attwood, Environment Minister will launch the Guide at noon on Thursday, 10 May at the The Void Gallery in Patrick Street.
2. Clarendon Street Conservation Area was originally designated in February 1978. Following a Conservation Area Review of the city’s inner urban area in June 2004, the Department re-designated the Area with boundary amendments on 6 June 2006.
3. The public consultation period that followed the publication of the Draft document finished on Friday 17 February 2012, and during the consultation period, 6 representations were received, including responses from the statutory consultees i.e. Derry City Council and the Historic Building Council. Representations were also made by Roads Service, The Foyle Civic Trust and members of the public. These representations were taken into consideration in the publication of the final Design Guide for Clarendon Street City Conservation Area.
4. Copies of the Plan can be obtained from:
Northern Area Planning Office, Orchard House, 40 Foyle Street, Londonderry, BT48 6AT
Tel: 101 (NI Only) or (028) 7131 9900 (028) 7131 9777
Fax: (028) 7131 9777
Alternatively the document can be viewed online on the DOE Planning website: http://www.planningni.gov.uk/conservation_londonderry_clarendon