New design guide to protect Derry’s architectural heritage

OUT WITH THE OLD. . . . Work begins on Clarendon Street yesterday to replace old Victorian street lamps. 1001JM03
OUT WITH THE OLD. . . . Work begins on Clarendon Street yesterday to replace old Victorian street lamps. 1001JM03

A new design guide which aims to help preserve the architectural heritage of the Clarendon Street area of Derry has been published by the Department of the Environment.

Environment Minister Alex Attwood says the Draft Design Guide signals a step forward for urban design in the city.

“The designation of Clarendon Street as a conservation area recognised the unique built heritage of this part of Derry,” he says

“The Design Guide, which provides advice for residents and prospective developers, defines the principles of conservation, building and urban design that will be applied within Clarendon Street and so will help preserve the architectural integrity of the area.

“The Guide is an important document and underlines my commitment to the built heritage of Derry. I commend it to the people of the city and hope that there will be a positive response to the consultation.”

The Design Guide constitutes supplementary planning guidance and will be treated as a material consideration when determining planning applications for new development, Listed Building Consent and applications for Consent to Demolish within the Conservation Area.

The Draft Guide is now available from the Area Planning Office or Here