We are developing a new design code for Great Yarmouth Borough Council as part of their Local Plan review, and in response to issues with design quality in the borough.
Great Yarmouth has a huge range of character areas, from the remnants of the extraordinary 'rows' in the town centre, to large post-war estates, plotlands, historic villages, industry and holiday parks. Careful consideration for the borough's unique heritage and environmental conditions is our starting point in creating a design framework for future development. We are involving a wide range of stakeholders and local groups to understand their perspectives on the borough's built and natural landscapes; and the common problems with development proposals that are brought forward in the area.
The new Design Code will be clear, practical and easy to use by all audiences. As always, we are careful to supplement rather than supplant other policy and guidance, and to create a structure that is simple update and evolve through feedback and as national and local policy is updated. We are focusing the code detail on sites and areas where there is likelihood of significant change in the future and where current policy and guidance is lacking.