Project consultations – Design Guide/Considerate Parking project

Lightmoor Village Design Guide

This year we are reviewing the Lightmoor Village Design Guide. BVT is responsible for the management of the estate both in terms of how it looks and how it is maintained. This includes liaising with developers when areas are still under their responsibility. To support this management, Lightmoor Village has a Design Guide that aims to protect the unique characteristics of the Village.

The Design Guide includes:

• How BVT apply the covenants in the TP1 transfer (which you sign when buying the property).
• Guidance on property and garden alterations, extensions, building materials and the enforcement of breaches in order to maintain the distinctive character of the estate.
• Details of how BVT works with you to ensure the estate is well maintained to an agreed standard.

The current Design Guide is available at (www.bvt.org.uk/publications/lightmoor-village-property-alteration-design-guide/)

As part of our aim to create distinctive and environmentally-sustainable places, we want to create a new Design Guide fit for the 21st century and beyond. To do this, we are carrying out a full review of our Design Guide over the next few months, with a view to launching the revised document by Autumn 2022.

A group of residents have volunteered to form a Sounding Group to assist and advise BVT through these projects. If you would like to join them please let us know by emailing lightmoorstewardship@bvt.org.uk or call 01952 898524.

It is really important we hear from you as part of the review to ensure we are able to create this new Design Guide for Lightmoor Village.

The survey, which can be completed anonymously is available from www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LightmoorDG.

Deadline to complete the survey is Monday 4 July.

Considerate Parking Project

We’re aware there are concerns relating to parking in the Village and we want to understand why so we can work together to resolve them and ensure residents are considerate when parking. The deadline for the survey is Monday 4 July and can be found at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Lightmoorparking.

In today’s society, as with all new developments as they age, they many not meet standards which were present at the time of building e.g. cars have become bigger, households have increased the number of cars and also the introduction of electric cars has brought further challenges. At the beginning of the joint venture between Homes England and Bournville Village Trust, a Design Brief was issued for tendering to build homes.

As part of the tendering process, car parking requirements were stipulated, which were over the minimum parking and garage standards dictated by the local authority planning department for new developments. With regards to Telford, this is captured in the local plan (below).

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It’s also important to be aware that if parking/garages were requested to be increased in size, it impacts the overall viability of a development which can affect whether it is built or not

In Lightmoor Village there are currently 856 households, with 1122 car parking spaces, 235 garages, 47 visitor spaces and 26 visitor car parks. This survey will help us support you in finding resolutions for you and your neighbours.