Better Design for the National Park
A high standard of good design is needed for new farm buildings, says the North York Moors National Park Authority.
With this in mind, the Authority is asking farmers, Park residents and all interested parties to look at its draft design guidance for new agricultural buildings.
The consultation period runs until December 14, 2012. All responses will be considered for the new Design Guide which will be published in spring 2013.
The new planning document will provide guidance on putting new agricultural buildings in the right place and choosing colours and materials.
It will also include advice on gutters and roof lights, and, minimising the impact of new farm tracks.
The draft guidance encourages applicants to consider renewable energy and sustainable design principles. The document recognises that farming has changed over the years and therefore provides a flexible approach to the design of new buildings, while maintaining high standards.
It says: “Farmsteads are a prominent visual element within the landscape of the National Park – particularly within the dales which run from the north and south of the central moorlands and as such, help to define the local distinctiveness and cultural heritage of the North York Moors.
“The open landscapes mean that new development can be particularly intrusive unless careful attention is paid to their siting and design”.
October 25, 2012
North York Moors National Park
1. In 2012 the North York Moors is celebrating 60 years as a National Park. It was created on 28 November 1952 and became Britain’s sixth National Park.
2. The North York Moors National Park is the place where nature and history inspire each other. Its contrasting landscape has a long imprint of human activity: prehistoric remains, vibrant villages and breathtaking abbeys. Ancient trees, towering coastal cliffs and rolling heather moorland provide habitats for a wide range of wildlife and its wide open spaces and breathtaking vistas bring a sense of peace and tranquillity.
3. The North York Moors is one of 15 National Parks which are home to some of the most spectacular and valued landscapes in Britain. More information on all National Parks can be found at www.nationalparks.gov.uk.
4. Nearly 14% of our staff are apprentices from local families.
Media Contact - Linda Blackburne, Communications Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority
Tel: 01439 772700
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