Monday, 23 October 2017

Guide for design of new homes

A DESIGN guide for new housing in South Oxfordshire has been produced by the district council.

A DESIGN guide for new housing in South Oxfordshire has been produced by the district council.

The authority says this is to ensure that developments are well-designed and of high quality and will become “pleasant” communities for people living there.

A spokesman said: “Developers work all over the country in many different areas, so it’s important to make sure they can fully understand what is appropriate to South Oxfordshire.

“The new guide seeks to break the mould of traditional design guides. It is significantly more concise, more visual, and it’s easier to follow and understand.

“This will make it easier for developers to understand the ambitions and expectations in South Oxfordshire and be inspired to design interesting and high-quality developments that fully fit in with the character of the district.



“There is also strong guidance on the importance and effectiveness of developers, providing clear plans and visuals at the start of their applications. This will make it easier for residents to understand what’s being proposed.”

Council leader John Cotton said: “It’s vital that all new developments are designed and built to the high standards we expect.”

For more information, visit www.southoxon.gov.uk/designguide



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