Guidance

Urban design in the planning system: towards better practice

This publication was withdrawn on 7 March 2014

Archived and replaced by the new planning practice guidance launched 6 March 2014 on an external website.

This guide is intended as a companion to planning policy guidance and subsequent planning policy statements and aims to encourage better design.

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This guide is intended as a companion to planning policy guidance and subsequent planning policy statements 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.

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.

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