Nominate your grand designs
WITH one month to go until deadline, the public are being asked to take part in the Chilterns Buildings Design Awards.
Run every year for the past 17 years by the Chilterns Conservation Board and the Chiltern Society, it highlights examples of great building design.
Along with the public, planners, architects and builders are being asked to share which projects they think deserve this award.
Entries can be new builds, renovations or extensions and can be any sort of use including homes, workplaces, public buildings, farm buildings, bridges etc.
They must have been completed during the past three years and should put in practice the principles in the Chilterns Building Design Guide, published by the Conservation Board.
Lucy Murfett, planning officer at the Conservation Board, 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 are not trying to turn back the clock, but we do believe new buildings in the Chilterns should fit in with the beautiful countryside that’s around them.”
In 2015 the competition was so strong the judges selected three joint winners: a restored barn near Sarratt in Hertfordshire, a new development of flats in Hemel Hempstead and a renovated and extended cottage in Speen near Princes Risborough. A project to re-model a school in Chesham received a Highly Commended award.
The closing date for entries or nominations is March 1 2016.
Visit www. chilternsaonb.org/annualdesign-awards or contact the Conservation Board office on 01844 355 500, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Chiltern Society on 01494 771 250 or at office@chilternsociety. org.uk for more information and an application pack.