Fieldend - Planning
Planning regulations on Fieldend
Any changes to the external appearance of a Fieldend property must have the approval of FRAL, this is in addition to any permission needed from the council.
Preserving the architectural integrity of Fieldend is of paramount importance in maintaining the exceptional and unique environment in which we live. It's due to residents upholding the Scheme of Management and the vigilance of the Board over the last 60 years that the special architectural and historic interest of the estate and the quality of its communal gardens has been maintained.
This, in turn, has sustained property value and engendered a sense of community which is key to the Span ‘formula’ in which the careful and sensitive design of the buildings and landscape are equally important.
The regulations are intended to make living on Fieldend as pleasant as possible whilst, at the same time, upholding the basic design principles that make this award winning development unique.
Scheme of Management
When purchasing a Fieldend property all owners sign-up to the Fieldend Scheme of Management. This document details a number of obligations including not altering the external appearance of the property (by modification or addition) in any way without permission from FRAL.
Fieldend is a designated Conservation Area. The measures laid out in the Conservation area character appraisal and management plan are intended to reinforce (not replicate) the work of FRAL and the guidelines and practices in place on Fieldend.
Article 4(2) Directions
In addition to Conservation Area status, Fieldend is covered by Article 4(2) Directions. The aim of an Article 4(2) Direction is to encourage the retention of high quality architectural features and to preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the built heritage.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Article 4(2) direction removes permitted development rights. Any modification to materials (eg replacing fascia boards or windows) that results in a material change to the appearance of the property will require planning permission.
Click here to link to the Richmond Council planning pages. Here you can find out about how to apply for planning permissions, the open applications in our area, and valid reasons to object to an application.