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It includes all open space, including its planting, boundaries and treatment.
St Albans, Hitchin, Hertford and Ware are historic market towns.
Issues of character should not only address the built form but also the landscape, the character of the public realm, thresholds (the spaces between buildings or between buildings and the public realm) and highway design.
A design response should establish those elements that contribute to local distinctiveness and examine how /if they can be incorporated into the design.
The Chilterns conservation board produces the Chilterns buildings design guide.
Its aim is to promote the beauty of traditional cottages, houses and farm buildings in the Chilterns and offers advice on how new buildings in the area can respect the traditions of the past and fit in with their surroundings.