Urban Design in the Planning System - Towards Better Practice

Topics: Urban design, Building, Planning permission Pages: 98 (29637 words) Published: March 15, 2011
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Publication title: By Design: Urban Design in the Planning System - Towards Better Practice Audience: Local authorities; housebuilders
ISBN: 0 72 772937 3
Date published: May 2000
Price: £19.95 (available to view below)

This guide is intended as a companion to Planning Policy Guidance (PPGs) [and subsequent Planning Policy Statements (PPSs)] and aims to encourage better design and to stimulate thinking about urban design. The guide is relevant to all aspects of the built environment, from the design of buildings and spaces, landscapes, to transport systems; and for planning and development at every scale, from streets and their neighbourhoods, villages and cities, to regional planning strategies. Order

This is a priced publication available from Thomas Telford Publishing, Book Sales Department, 1 Heron Quay, London E14 4JD. Tel: 020 7665 2464, fax: 020 7537 3631. Please quote the ISBN when ordering. Alternative formats under Disability Discrimination Act (DDA): if you require this publication in an alternative format (eg Braille or audio) please email alternativeformats@communities.gsi.gov.uk quoting the title and product code/ISBN of the publication, and your address and telephone number. The findings and recommendations in this report are those of the consultant authors and do not necessarily represent the views or proposed policies of the Department for Communities and Local Government. Contents

The Need for Better Urban Design
Thinking about Urban Design
Urban Design and the Planning Toolkit
Raising Standards in Urban Design
Checklist 1
Checklist 2
Further Reading
Some Useful Contacts


Good urban design is essential if we are to produce attractive, high-quality, sustainable places in which people will want to live, work and relax. It is fundamental to our objective of an urban renaissance. We do not have to put up with shoddy, unimaginative and second-rate buildings and urban areas. There is a clamour for better designed places which inspire and can be cherished, places where vibrant communities can grow and prosper. To achieve this we need to effect a culture change, and this guide is designed to...
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