Introducing Kent Design LUNCH & LEARN – a series of online 1hr briefing events for 2021/22

In 2021, Portsmouth was selected as one of 14 councils to receive funding to test the application of the National Model Design Code in their local area. Portsmouth City Council teamed up with Design South East to prepare design code guidance for the city’s post-war estates.


In this Lunch and Learn Briefing session, Laura Archer (Portsmouth City Council) and Helen Goodwin (Design South East) will explore the lessons learned from the city’s work on the NMDC Pilot project and offer guidance for any local authorities embarking on their own design codes. This session will be of interest to anyone involved in the design coding process. Two short presentations will be followed by time for Q&A and discussion.


Online Learning events are designed for public and private sector practitioners with limited or some knowledge and experience of the topic, and those who would like to refresh or build on their existing knowledge.

The Online Learning event will include:

  • live speaker presentations and Q&A
  • a member only resource library of ‘watch again’ content, presentations and other documentation for further reading

Delivered by:

Laura Archer, Senior Planning Officer, Portsmouth City Council
Helen Goodwin, Head of Programmes, Design South East 
Ross O’Ceallaigh, Programme Manager, Design South East

Key details:

Date: Thursday 31st March 2022
Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm (Login opens from 12:15pm)
Format: Online via Zoom

Booking details

Kent Design member organisations:

Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. There will be an opportunity for further delegates to view a recording of the webinar.

Kent/Medway local authority members: Please ensure all bookings are requested through your key contact or representative. If you do not know who that is, please email: and we will let you know.

Online platforms:

We will be using Zoom as the online conferencing platform.  Prior to registering please ensure you have a reliable internet connection and the latest version of Zoom.

Once you have successfully registered you will receive a confirmation email with further details on how to join the session. A programme will follow prior to the event date. Kent Design Members also have access to the online resource library area where they can download copies of presentations, any additional material for further reading, and a link to the webinar recording to share with colleagues (within their organisations only). The resource login details will be shared at the end of this event, along with a short feedback survey.

Non-Kent Design members:

Free places are available to non-members of Kent Design. Register for your place at this 1hr Webinar here, no later than 4pm on Wednesday 30th March 2022.

To learn more about Kent Design, visit: