New Town Conservation Area Character Appraisal Quality Review

Closed 20 Aug 2016

Opened 18 Jul 2016

Feedback updated 1 Sep 2017

We asked

We asked for views on the proposed New Town Conservation Area Character Appraisal.

You said

The majority of the feedback was supportive of the Character Appraisal. There were some suggested areas of concern that detract from the special character and/or appearance of the Conservation Area that required highlighting with possible remedial measures proposed . The section covering the assessment of new development within the Conservation Area was specifically highlighted by respondents as of particular usefulness in helping mange change and development pressure within the area  These are detailed in the consultation report which can be accessed below.

We did

The feedback to the Character Appraisal  was used to strengthen the content and accuracy of the information and proposed measures detailed within the document. This has further strengthened the appraisal of the areas special architectural and historic interest helping manage change and new development within the area more effectively.


This short survey shows some recent new buildings and other developments in the New Town Conservation Area and asks for comments on the quality of the developments.


Why your views matter

The responses to the survey will be used to inform the content of the revised New Town Conservation Area Character Appraisal.


What happens next

The results of this survey will be used to inform the content of the revised New Town Conservation Area Character Appraisal.


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