Replacement Dwelling in Northern Ireland CTY3
Replacement dwelling – As part of the general approach to sustainability running through PPS 21 the policy places a strong emphasis on the opportunities to re-use and develop the existing rural settlement pattern through a sensitive policy for replacement dwellings. Policy CTY3 sets out the criteria against which proposals will be assessed and it contains specific safeguards for the integration and retention of non listed vernacular buildings that are considered to be important to retain because of the contribution they make to the character and appearance of our local rural landscapes.
Basic Rules for Replacement Projects
- The replacement dwelling should generally be placed as close as possible to the footprint of the original house, unless significant benefits are apparent in terms of visual and functional integration.
- The replacement dwelling should be of a form and scale that integrates well with the characteristics of the site. Replacement dwellings should not be of an excessive size in comparison to the original building or be located a significant distance away from the original footprint unless there are clear and evident benefits.
- The proposal takes full advantage of the retention of established and mature landscape and boundary features and retains the discreet character of existing access points.
- Use is made of recycled building materials in the new proposal
Refer to Planning Departments design Guide to accompany PPS21
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