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.
You may find the ‘How to assess and allocate sites for development‘ guide helpful.
A revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) is currently being prepared by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Therefore any references to the NPPF and PPG within our toolkits and guidance documents may need to change and could be out of date when the revised NPPF is published. Please be aware of this when reading our documents.Achieving well-designed places through neighbourhood planning (11.0MB pdf)