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Design Guide for the Historic City Conservation Area (Draft)

A Design Guide for the Historic City Conservation Area (Draft) is published for consultation today

The Historic City Conservation Area Londonderry

The Department of the Environment originally designated the Historic City
Conservation Area Londonderry on 25th February 1977. Following a Conservation Area Review of the city’s inner urban area (June 2004), the Department re-designated the Area (with boundary amendments) on 6th June 2006.

Purpose of the Design Guide

This Design Guidance is intended for all those with an interest in the Historic City Conservation Area or those intending to undertake work on its buildings, trees and landscapes, streets or spaces. It is intended to guide future development and assist the Department in managing change, within the Conservation Area and its setting, to ensure that it preserves or enhances the special character or appearance of the Area.
The Guide defines the principles of conservation, building and urban design that will be applied by the Department to all proposals within the Historic City Conservation Area and its setting. The guide also requires all applicants to consider the wider context surrounding the Conservation Area in order to enhance its long term character or appearance, and its contribution to the city’s wider built environment.

Publication of Consultation Draft

On 31st January 2011 the Department of the Environment published an updated Design Guide (Draft), for the purposes of public consultation.
The purpose of the document is to assist the Department in discharging its functions in the Conservation Area and you are invited to send your views on its contents.

How to give your views

Responses should be made in writing and sent to:
Historic City Conservation Area Team
Planning Service
Orchard House
40 Foyle Street
BT48 6AT
It would be particularly helpful if comments could be forwarded by e-mail
The consultation period will end on Friday 25th February 2011.
The Department will also be consulting Derry City Council, the Historic Buildings Council and other appropriate bodies as part of this consultation.
The document is available below to download. Further copies of this document can be obtained by telephone on; (028) 7131 9900, Fax: (028) 7131 9777 or by writing to the address above. Should you require a copy of the document in an alternative format, it can be made available on request in large print, Braille or audio cassette.
In keeping with our policy on openness, the Department may make responses to the consultation publicly available upon request.
All representations received by the closing date will be taken into account before the final document is finalised.
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