BGA Architects Ltd. 
 
50 Regent Street 
Newtownards 
Co. Down  
Northern Ireland 
BT23 4LP 
 
Architects 
Planning 
Interior Design 
Expert Witness 
 
 
 
The company is  
registered in  
Northern Ireland  
under the company  
number - NI60893 
 
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Planning Design Guide
Building On Tradition - A Sustainable Design Guide for the Northern Ireland Countryside 
 
This guide has been prepared to assist all of those involved with sustainable development in the Northern Ireland countryside to understand the requirements of Planning Policy Statement 21 ‘Sustainable Development in the Countryside’ - as published in June 2010. It seeks to address current trends in relation to poor standards of design that if left unchanged will gradually erode what is valued and considered special about our environment. 
 
It is written primarily for the use of those who are thinking of building in the countryside, to help them understand what the policy is aiming to achieve and how to put together well designed development projects that conform to a new set of planning requirements. It is also written to assist all of those who provide design, construction, maintenance and conservation services for new development projects featuring information and best practice advice on sustainable rural development. 
 
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