What is the Design Guide?

The Lawley Village Design Guide is an important tool in helping to keep Lawley Village distinctive and environmentally sustainable.

When you purchased your home you signed a TP1 document, which details what alterations can and can’t be made to your home. The Design Guide also explains this in an easy-to-understand way and includes the process you need to follow when applying to make an alteration, what happens at each stage of the process and the appeal process.

The Lawley Village Design Guide was reviewed and republished in 2021 and is the first version to be resident-led.

We always advise you to check the Design Guide and get advice from one of our estate officers before submitting an application for an alteration to your home. They can talk you through the process, answer any questions you may have and make sure the application process is as smooth as possible.

The Design Guide also clearly sets out whether planning permission is also required from Telford and Wrekin Council.

Reading the Design Guide can put you in a better position to know whether there are likely to be any issues when making an application to alter your home.

We always want to make submitting an application to alter your home as easy as possible and therefore, always suggest getting in touch with one of our estate officers before you submit your application. You can contact the team on 01952 898524 or email lawleystewardship@bvt.org.uk

Here is an example of a resident we have supported with their application.

Mrs Smith contacted us as she was considering changing her vehicle to an electric car but would need an electric vehicle car point (EVCP). She lived in a property without a driveway and parked her vehicle in a courtyard. Our estate officer met with Mrs Smith and could see the courtyard was located at the rear of her house and the side of the property was directly onto the highway, so this wasn’t a suitable spot. Our estate officer discussed the options with Mrs Smith and suggested it was installed in the courtyard, so Mrs Smith applied for the alteration which was approved and the EVCP installed.