Inform your design:
Indicate the location of bin storage area;
Use your character assessment to inform the design and choice of materials for your bin storage
p56. The quality of our streets and spaces can be undermined by the clutter of bins, bikes, and services if these are not properly designed into the building. Screening and enclosures, which can add to the character of a street frontage, are a useful tool in providing waste storage without detracting from the street scene. The provision and location of utility requirements should be considered at an early stage to minimise potential conflict and reduce the impact. Whilst most utilities run underground, they have an impact on where trees may be planted within the public realm. Those above ground, in the form of supply boxes, can be unsightly. When considering bin storage, imaginative solutions should be considered that incorporate storage as part of the front façade and provide visual screening from the street scene. When designing cycle storage, consider ease of access, as well as bicycle security, to ensure the facilities are used as intended.
Ensure the scheme:
Note: All design principles are applicable to all scales of development unless otherwise specified; *minor applications, **major applications