Hello everyone, Katie and I have been out exploring the New Town, taking photographs of some new developments within the conservation area to help raise awareness of the consultation for the New Town Character Appraisal. This overlaps with the consultation on the World Heritage Site Management Plan and is another way to get feedback on new buildings.
A character appraisal is a document which helps to manage change in conservation areas. It sets out what makes an area special and worthy of conservation. This provides the context for planning decisions on proposals affect the character and appearance of the conservation area. The character appraisal for the New Town Conservation Area is currently under review and this is an opportunity for people to have their say about some new buildings in the area.
The survey results will help with our understanding of how well the current character appraisal reflects the character and appearance of area as it is today. The results will also help us see how effective (or not) the character appraisal has been in managing change over the years.
It would be great if you would take 5 -10 minutes to give us your views using our online survey.
Luke and Katie