Guidance

National design guide

This guide illustrates how well-designed places that are beautiful, enduring and successful can be achieved in practice.

Documents

National design guide

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Details

The national design guide sets out the characteristics of well-designed places and demonstrates what good design means in practice.

It forms part of the government’s collection of planning practice guidance and should be read alongside the separate planning practice guidance on design process and tools.

Published 1 October 2019