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
– be 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


11th March in Manchester, Places Matter

17th March in Winchester, Design South East

20th March in Stevenage, Design South East

24th March in London, Urban Design London

26th March in Taunton, Creating Excellence

30th March in Newcastle, Design North East

1st April in Leicester Design Midlands

2nd April in Birmingham, Design Midlands

3rd April in Doncaster, Integreat PLUS


For more information on the Design South East events in Stevenage and Winchester please go to our Events page.  Or click on the above links.