The government publishes the National Model Design Code (July 2021) …

The government has published the following National Model Design Code on 20/07/2021:

National Model Design Code:

  • July 2021: National Model Design Code - Part 1 - The Coding Process (pdf) (link).
  • July 2021: National Model Design Code - Part 2 - Guidance Notes (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The webpage (link) for the National Model Design Code includes the following information:
    - "The National Model Design Code sets out clear design parameters to help local authorities and communities decide what good quality design looks like in their area.".
    - "The National Model Design Code forms part of the government’s planning practice guidance [(link)] and expands on the ten characteristics of good design set out in the National design guide [(link)], which reflects the government’s priorities and provides a common overarching framework for design.".

Other Sources of Information:

  • January 2021: Government press release - "All new developments must meet local standards of beauty, quality and design under new rules" (link).
  • January 2021: National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code - consultation proposals (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • July 2021: Government response to the National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code - consultation proposals (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.
  • July 2021: Government press release - "Vision for building beautiful places set out at landmark design event" (link).