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‘Always select indigenous planting’‘Garden and other walls should be in stone or flint with brick dressings’‘Avoid concrete surfaces in hard landscaping’
Other recent, local VDSs have covered subjects such as:
‘Any development that would make the settlements more prominent in the landscape should be resisted’ ‘Native hedging and trees are a distinctive feature of the parish and should be preserved and encouraged in areas of new development, in particular on road frontages’‘The rural edge of the settlements should be maintained by native planting’ ‘In any development, the importance of the streams, the spring line and natural drainage patterns which support key wildlife habitats should be recognised and protected from harm’‘Open spaces and green corridors that contribute to the rural feel of the settlements should be retained and enhanced wherever possible’
‘It is essential that we preserve and develop the parish as a rural community.’‘It would be all too easy to destroy the ambience of the Parish with anything more than very limited growth.’‘The Settlement Policy Area for Lodsworth only caters for limited development by way of carefully sited infilling.’‘The only Conservation Area is at Lodsworth village. Its boundary overlaps a substantial portion of the Settlement Policy Area. lt may well be worthwhile to consider and propose Lickfold Green and some of the buildings in its vicinity as an additional Conservation Area in the Parish.’‘New buildings should be sited where they follow the "grain" of their vicinity’‘Respect the scale of existing buildings’‘The environmental impact of agricultural, commercial and industrial development should be carefully studied so as to preserve the rural characteristics and lifestyle of the Parish.’‘Agricultural and industrial buildings must be sited where they can be absorbed into the landscape, taking particular care not to break the skyline.’‘The existing infrastructure and services must be improved if any further development in the area is to be considered.’
‘Local sandstone proliferates in the older buildings, sometimes with brick detailing, sometimes in an oak-framed structure’‘Brick, with or without tile-hanging, has been used widely more recently’‘Some materials introduced in the post-war years are better avoided except when a sympathetic extension is required’‘Cottage style rather than suburban will be appropriate’‘Shallow floor plans will generate the appropriate three-dimensional form’‘Steeply pitched roofs are essential in the village scene. Slate should only be used by exception’‘Use the vocabulary of existing, traditional facing materials for works to existing and new buildings’‘Detailing should not necessarily replicate the existing but develop it’‘Complementary colours other than white will be more successful’‘Repeat materials and detailing when extending or amending existing buildings’‘Replace like with like when repairing or maintaining existing unless upgrading can be achieved’‘Modern architecture need not be discouraged provided it is considered very carefully with regard to its context and siting’‘Avoid man made sheeting when cladding agricultural buildings, use instead timber or brick cladding’
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