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Londonderry Clarendon Street Conservation Area

Location: Co. Londonderry
Designation date: 10 February 1978
Variation: 6 June 2006
The Clarendon Street Conservation Area lies to the north of the Walled City.
East of Northland Road/Frances Street the predominant architectural theme is Georgian, of grander proportions in the main streets and of more intimate proportions in the minor streets. West of this area are a number of institutional uses and the Victorian terraces of Crawford Square.

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The fabric of the Conservation Area has largely remained the same since its designation in February 1978, a number of changes have occurred within the boundary. These vary in degree from the redevelopment of sites to re-use of existing buildings.
In June 2006, the Area was extended to the west to include the area around Deburgh Terrace, to the south Windsor Terrace along Infirmary Road and properties on the south side of Great James Street were also included. The boundaries have also been altered at the east of Northland Road and the north of Asylum Road to clarify that the existing natural stone walls are included within the Area.

The Design Guide

The design guide generally provides information on the planning context, character appraisal and historic development and gives guidelines for future development proposals.
The Guide aims to encourage a well cared for historic environment by promoting the retention of authentic historic fabric and the use of appropriate materials and historic construction methods for repairs.  It fosters a context for the evolution of high quality contemporary architecture and landscape architecture in extensions and new build proposals.  It is intended to be sufficiently robust to discourage poor quality design proposals and inappropriate approaches to conservation

The Baseline Audit

The Baseline Audit examines the local distinctiveness of the Clarendon Street Conservation Area, identifying what makes it special by assessing its character, plan form, its landscape and setting, and its historic and archaeological background. It identifies the problems and pressures that the area faces as well as its capacity for change.

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