Advice: Using design codes for large scale housing development

Design codes give councils greater control over development quality, but should focus on providing a structure for a place, rather than guiding on fine detail, says Ben Kochan.

by Ben Kochan
The code for Northstowe's town centre square is quite detailed to provide a focus for the new settlement (PIC Tibbalds)
The code for Northstowe's town centre square is quite detailed to provide a focus for the new settlement (PIC Tibbalds)

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