Within the national park the interaction of the area’s differing landscape character together with human activity throughout the ages has created a range of specific, local character areas. This design guidance aims to encourage high quality contemporary design solutions for the very special places which form part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It explores why some development looks out of place while others sit happily in their surroundings.
The guidance reinforces and enhances local distinctiveness by ensuring that proposals for new development demonstrate an understanding of landscape setting and historical context. It suggests that new designs should reinforce the distinctive character of local areas, reflect settlement patterns and contribute to a sense of place, and should be based on an understanding of local building traditions and materials.