Much of Hampstead Garden Suburb was designed before car ownership became widespread. Today we have to accept and manage cars as part of the environment, while ensuring that they detract as little as possible from the special character of the Suburb.
The prior written consent of the Trust is normally required for changes to the appearance of gardens or forecourts of Suburb properties. This guidance is designed to aid residents who would like to make an application to alter their front garden to introduce or alter hardstandings and paving. The range of properties is varied and what is appropriate in one case may not be appropriate in another.
The Trust offers free pre-application advice to those considering alterations. This guidance is supplemental to the wider Design Guidance.