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, look and feel. Good design is not inevitable. It needs to be championed, invested in and worked at’
Good design: the fundamentals, CABE, 2009