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Presentation from the 1st Building For Life assessors network meeting in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Presentation from the 1st Building For Life assessors network meeting in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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    • 06. Is the design specific to the scheme?
      • Originated from a need to avoid ‘anywhere’ estates
      • About designing in context
      • ‘ Is the scheme specific to the site?’
      • Is the local character preserved or enhanced?
    • …… specific to the site……..
    • 06. Is the design specific to the scheme?
      • Not just about architecture and buildings
      • Spaces, streets, landscape, topography, existing buildings
      • Evidence: PPS3, conservation area appraisals, local character study, site (SWOT) analysis, design brief
    • 08. Does the scheme feel like a place with a distinctive character?
      • Iconic with a small ‘i’ (distinctive, unique, memorable)
      • Usually a score for Q.8 is preceded by a score for Q.6
      • More likely to be achieved with non-standard house types but can’t rely on architecture alone
    • … Distinctive spaces……
    • ………… .Bespoke details….
    • 08. Does the scheme feel like a place with a distinctive character?
      • Unique spaces, architecture, landscape…….
      • And community (not just visual)
      • A good guide is finding the bespoke in little details
      • Harder to ascertain at pre-planning stage?
    • Specific to scheme (site) and and feels like a place with a distinctive character?