Planning for Places: Delivering Good Design with Core Strategies

This report explains why spatial planning helps deliver design quality through an efficient planning system and why a good spatial plan is essential to achieving high-quality places and good design. ‘In the built environment, design is the key decision-making process. At the strategic level, it creates the vision for places. At a more detailed level, it describes how we want them to work,… Read more →

Space in New Homes

If homes are to have a long life, they must offer functional and adaptable spaces that meet the needs of families, children, older people and disabled residents. While minimum space standards are still required for social housing and for development on publicly owned land, there are no national minimum space standards. That means that neither building regulations nor the planning system… Read more →