Hannah David (Chair), Planning Futures; Andy Von Bradsky, MHCLG; Tony Mulhall, RICS; Valerie Segovia, Gensler; Andrew Taylor, Countryside
For some time now, “Design” has been high on the political agenda in terms of both planning and housing. 2019 saw the publication of the National Design Code, and in January of this year the much-anticipated final report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission was released. With a National Model Design Code due early this year, the focus on design is set to continue.
This event will explore how this focus on design will shape local planning policy and decision making over the coming years. Crucially, it will pose the question: “Can these new measures really improve the design quality of new schemes across the country”.
Our panel of experts will look at how local authorities can work within the new guidelines to increase standards in design, and outline where they feel further work is required to meet the aspiration for higher quality design.
They will also look to the role of industry and explore the role of consultants, house builders and developers in delivering on the Governments’ current approach.