The site lies within the small rural settlement of Aldwark in the Peak District National Park and within the Aldwark Conservation Area.Working with the existing drawings designed by Norman Shepley, Planning & Design Practice took the design through the building regulation process.
The proposed dwelling has a basic rectangular footprint. It accords with the simple, vernacular character and modest scale of the vast majority of dwellings in the village. The design and materials proposed are in keeping with the local vernacular: natural local stone walls and dressings and a slate roof. The detailing is simple and domestic in character. Overall, the building is intended to sit comfortably and unobtrusively within the site’s context. The dry stone boundary walls, which are typical of the character of the settlement and which provide a robust treatment between the proposed domestic curtilage and countryside beyond, are to be retained.
Norman Shepley is an MCIAT Chartered Architectural Technologist, who is locally based and has considerable experience of working in the Peak Park.
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