Orkney Islands Council
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Design in the countryside - share your views

Design in the countryside - share your views
03 May 2018

Orkney Islands Council is seeking views on design for housing in the countryside.

The feedback received will help shape new planning policy advice, which is currently being developed.

To help with this, a drop-in session will be held at the King Street Halls, Kirkwall, on Wednesday 16 May.

“The design advice we’re developing will help guide decisions on future planning applications,” said Susan Shearer, a senior planner with the Council. “We’re calling the event ‘Design: Fitting Housing into the Countryside’ – and we hope to gather a broad range of views and ideas”.

At the drop-in, feedback will be invited in response to four questions:

  • What makes Orkney’s countryside distinctive?
  • What design works well?
  • What design doesn’t work so well?
  • What is important to you in terms of design?

The Council will be assisted at the event by Architecture and Design Scotland, an organisation which helps people get more involved in shaping the places they live in and improving the design of the buildings they use.

The drop-in runs from 12:00 to 18:00 and all are welcome.