Nominations needed for design awards
THE search is on once again for the best new and restored buildings in the Chilterns.
The annual Chilterns Buildings Design Awards competition is seeking entries from homeowners, architects and developers who are proud of what they have built in the area.
The awards are given out by the Chilterns Conservation Board and the Chiltern Society, two organisations dedicated to safeguarding what is best in the Chiltern.
Last year the top award went to a 250-year-old formerly derelict terraced cottage in Beaconsfield, which had undergone a ‘skilled and sensitive’ restoration.
Conservation board planning officer Colin White said: “We want to encourage better building design and to encourage architects and developers to use traditional, local materials and designs in their work. We’re not trying to turn back the clock, but we do believe that new buildings in the Chilterns should fit in with the beautiful countryside that’s around them.”
Industrial and public buildings are also eligible, as are restorations and conversions of existing buildings.
The closing date for entries is March 1.
For more information or an application form call the Conservation Board office on 01844 355 500, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.