In the early autumn of 2014 Look! St Albans ‘Our Community Voice on Design’ was asked to host our first design charrette by St Albans District Council, acting as trustees and owners of the Museum of St Albans Hatfield Road.
A massive commitment was given by the forty-seven people who chose to attend one or more session of the externally independently facilitated event, contributing in total 329 hours’ of work. Many of those who took part have expressed their pride in helping to shape the future of this small, but significant site within the heart of the central conservation area.
Look! St Albans, as an organisation, does not have a collective view on any planning application, as the collective views have been expressed through the outcome of the design charrette.
We do however encourage those who took part in the design charrette and others, who have an interest in the site to make their representations pertaining to the planning application to the planning department by 17th February 2016.
You can submit your comments on the planning application online by using the make a comment button on the details of planning application page. Alternatively they can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by letter to the Planning Department, St Albans City and District Council, Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE quoting the reference 5/2015/3706
Below is the design concept that drew the highest support in the design charrette, alongside is a 3D drawing from the planning application.
We are grateful to the applicant for allowing us to place the Design and Access statement which forms part of the planning application here alongside the outcome of the design charrette for people to compare. The Design and Access statement explains the development of the scheme from the design concept to the planning application that is now before the planning department for determination.