Why do I need to read this guide?

This is a new toolkit that replaces our previous design toolkit. It is more comprehensive and sets out a host of helpful design tools you can utilise to better shape design through your neighbourhood plan.

What will I learn from this guide?

• Some key design principles for good design
• Tools available to help you bring about good design through your neighbourhood plan
• How to ensure good design after your plan is made

When should I read this guide?

You should read this guide when first getting started on your plan and when starting to gather evidence.

Further reading

You may find the ‘How to assess and allocate sites for development‘ guide helpful.

Achieving well-designed places through neighbourhood planning (8.6MB pdf)