Andy von Bradsky, Head of Architecture for MHCLG recently attended a Civic Voice webinar with Civic Voice’s Ian Harvey to highlight the Government’s approach to design, with a specific reference to the National Design Guide.
The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that creating high quality buildings and places is fundamental to what the planning and development process should achieve. This design guide, the National Design Guide, illustrates how well-designed places that are beautiful, enduring and successful can be achieved in practice. It forms part of the Government’s collection of planning practice guidance and should be read alongside the separate planning practice guidance on design process and tools – see the Southgate article above!.
You can access the National Design Guide here.