The population in Aireborough is growing rapidly in recent years. It is essential that provisions for the infrastructure and services are met for the expanding (as well as the existing) population. Large scale developments put more and more pressure on existing services such as medical centres, public transport, road conjestion, parking, pollution, schools etc…
The importance of good design
Bad architectural design and planning is at best something which costs money and resources to fix in the future and at worst can devalue a property or loose the character of a building forever. Aireborough has large areas inside the guiseley-conservation-area-map stretching from Townstreet to Otley road. In recent years Aireborough along with many other areas has been aggressively re-developed at the cost of some of our most precious buildings. The shift from industrial to retail has seen many of the Guiseley landmarks disappear forever.
Examples of good design
Sadly there are far fewer examples of good design than poor design. Often good design is limited to older buildings with higher quality materials and craftsmanship. Aireborough has several good examples of modern buildings which fit in perfectly into their surroundings. At the end of the Villas on Oxford road is the perfect example of an extension built of local stone.