Conservation & Planning Articles

  Welcome to the OTRA conservation pages. This is an ongoing project to inform residents about the conservation area: Our
Development & Conservation in Highfield What has the Titanic got to do with it? The captain of the Titanic, Edward
General guidelines regarding conservation status In any Conservation Area, special consideration is given to planning applications, and permission has to
The C.A.M.P. The City Council adopted a Character Appraisal and Management Plan for the Oakmount Triangle Conservation Area on 17
Maintenance of timber windows We all know prevention is better than cure, so regular maintenance - treating small instances of
Materials Most of the older houses in the Oakmount Triangle were built using clay bricks and lime mortar. Modern brick
Does an article 4(2) direction mean that development is not allowed? An article 4 direction only means that a particular
Pebbledash or Roughcast? Both processes usually involve gravel or shingle rather than whole pebbles such as you might find on
Heritage Statements for Planning What's the difference between a Design & Access Statement and a Heritage Statement? These are a
There is very little mention of driveways in the CAMP. Many houses in the Triangle were built with driveways, some
Advice From SCC: Please note that if you contact SCC for advice, you must make it clear that you live
Planning Applications 20/21 There seem to have been quite a few applications in the last two years. We never like
Houses John Smith Style There are very few completely original houses built by John Smith. Here is an example of
The front garden walls on the houses built by John Smith (1911-1926) were of two types. They all had recessed
We are currently canvassing the residents to get as many opinions as possible about what makes the Oakmount Triangle special