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Wed, 17 Jul


The Case for Design Codes - Office of Place

The Case for Design Codes - Office of Place
The Case for Design Codes - Office of Place

Time & Location

17 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 15:30

About The Event

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Act introduced the requirement for local planning authorities to produce a design code for their area. A design code is a set of requirements for the development of a site or an area, with rules that are clear, specific and unambiguous, and with extensive graphics.

For local authorities, the benefits include better quality design, and greater buy-in from local communities for new development. For applicants, a design code offers greater certainty of design expectations, and quicker planning decisions. Together, these benefits should lead to the creation of more and better-quality homes.

As part of our work to encourage their use, we have organised this event to help local planning authorities, developers, and anyone with an interest in the subject, better understand the benefits a design code can offer their local area.

Attendees will hear from two of our recent Design Code Pathfinder cohort on why they have decided to produce codes, from two developers on why they find codes beneficial, and from two researchers on how codes have been used in other countries to deliver benefits.

We will also be launching some new products alongside this session and sharing details of an autumn series of events, which will focus on the theme of getting started with your design code.

This event will be held on Microsoft Teams - please sign up using this page. You will receive the joining instructions direct to your email.

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