Northern Ireland Planning Service

Environment Minister publishes Draft Clarendon Street Design Guide

Published on Tue, 31 Jan 2012 by ecomms@doeni.gov.uk.
Urban design in Derry took a step forward today with the publication of the Draft Design Guide for the Clarendon Street area of the city.
Publishing the Guide for consultation today, Environment Minister Alex Attwood said: “The designation of Clarendon Street as a conservation area recognised the unique built heritage of this part of Derry.
“The Design Guide, which provides advice for residents and prospective developers, defines the principles of conservation, building and urban design that will be applied within Clarendon Street and so will help preserve the architectural integrity of the area.
“The Guide is an important document and underlines my commitment to the built heritage of Derry. I commend it to the people of the city and hope that there will be a positive response to the consultation.”
The Design Guide constitutes supplementary planning guidance and will be treated as a material consideration when determining planning applications for new development, Listed Building Consent and applications for Consent to Demolish within the Conservation Area.
Note to editors:
1 The Draft Guide is now available from the Area Planning Office or at http://www.planningni.gov.uk/conservation_londonderry_clarendon.htm
All comments on the document are welcome and will be given full consideration before the Design Guide is finalised. Anyone wishing to comment should do this in writing before 17 February 2012 either by email to londonderry.planning@doeni.gov.uk or in writing to:-
Conservation Team, Northern Area Planning Office, Orchard House, 40 Foyle Street, Londonderry.
2 All media enquiries should be directed to the DOE Press Office on 028 90256 058. Out of office hours please contact the duty press officer via pager number 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.

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