The recently published National Design Guide challenges us to rethink how we structure local design policy and how we evaluate design quality. In order to make effective planning decisions officers and elected members need to understand what the guide says and how to use it. As part of the Design Network, Design South East is pleased to offer National Design Guide learning events for Local Planning Authorities in the south east. These one-day events are designed to enable those involved in planning, housing and regeneration to develop an understanding of the National Design Guide and deliver more well-designed homes and successful places.

Delegates can expect to:
– understand how the National Design Guide relates to local planning practice
– become familiar with the 10 characteristics of the National Design Guide and their interconnections
– understand how the framework fits into wider national planning policy
– be able to make practical use of the National Design Guide to evaluate design quality

Delivered by:

David Tittle, Head of Design Advice, Design South East
Laura Lewis-Davies, Learning Manager, Design South East
Ben Hockman, Design Advisor, Design South East

This session will be held at:

Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre
Lytton Way

Time and date:

Friday 20th March 2020
Arrival & registration 09:45. The session will run from 10:00 – 16:00

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Availability is very limited and places are strictly for public sector planning officers and elected members. Places must be booked in advance, therefore, please register online to confirm your free place.

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