Advice and Guidance

The Surrey Hills AONB offers guidance in the following areas;

Country Lanes

Narrow, winding country lanes are a characteristic feature of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB). They can be of considerable biodiversity as well as historic value.

Click here to read our Environmental Design Guide and find out more about the importance of Country Lanes.

Building Design

The Surrey Hills AONB Board aims to encourage greater attention to the design of development within the Surrey Hills to ensure that its future as an AONB is not prejudiced. Sustaining landscape quality will be much easier if new developments respect the natural and built characteristics that exist already.

Click here to read our Environmental Design Guide and find out more about the importance of building design in the Surrey Hills.

Village and Directional signage

Signage plays a vital part in reinforcing the message that drivers are entering a rural area. Village and directional signs work very effectively to show that a particular village is within the Surrey Hills boundary and help to re-inforce the rural character of a village.

Click here to read our Environmental Design Guide and find out more about the importance of signage in the Surrey Hills.

Removal of unnecessary signage

Removal of unnecessary signage or de-cluttering is the process of removing unnecessary roadside and village signage clutter in the Surrey Hills. The Surrey Hills Board work with local communities to remove signage clutter in the Surrey Hills.

Click here to read our Environmental Design Guide and find out more about decluttering work in the Surrey Hills.

Cycling

The Surrey Hills is a popular destination for both on and off-road cyclists. We encourage responsible riding and ask that all cyclists use this special area with care and understanding.

Click here to view our cycling safety advice

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