Commercial and non-residential buildings
Boundary treatments should be used to define the perimeter of the site. Applicants will be expected to create consistent, high quality and well-designed boundary treatments using either brick walls, stone walls, security fencing and/or planting, dependent upon context. Well-designed boundary treatments help to create pleasant streets, improve security, distinguish between the public and private realm, increase biodiversity and define the Character includes all of the elements that go to make a place, how it looks and feels, its geography and landscape, its noises and smells, activity, people and businesses. This character should be understood as a starting point for all development. Character can be understood at three levels; the area type in which the site sits, its surroundings and the features of the site. More of a place.
Boundary treatments, including gates, must be in keeping with the surrounding traditional context. Where boundaries are required to delineate between public and private space they must be complementary to the design of the facade and not impinge accessible approaches to entrances.
Historic boundary treatments
Historic boundary treatments must be retained and new openings kept to a minimum.