Celebrating good practice
Working with the Chiltern Society, we celebrate good architectural and planning practice in and around the Chilterns through the Chilterns Buildings Design Awards.
The character of the whole Chilterns landscape, within and beyond the designated AONB, comes not just from its rolling hills, fields and woods but also from the attractive villages, farm buildings and individual houses and other structures found throughout it. Consistent use of locally-sourced materials and respect for the patchwork of towns and villages have created and helped to maintain the special and distinctive character of the area.
Today, with growing pressure for development around and sometimes within the AONB, it is more important than ever that new buildings reflect and complement the nationally-protected landscape around them. With this in mind, the Chilterns Conservation Board and Chiltern Society run the Buildings Design Awards competition, usually every two years, to encourage and recognise great examples of design and construction based on the principles in the Chilterns Buildings Design Guide.
Watch this space for news of the next Chilterns Buildings Design Awards in 2023.
The Chilterns Conservation Board is working to hold HS2 to account and to minimise the effects of its construction works on the Chilterns landscape.