Neighbourhood Planning Design Coding Guidance

22 May 2024

The Government has funded Locality to develop guidance to be used by neighbourhood planning groups, including town and parish councils, who want to prepare a design code to include in their neighbourhood plan.

The guidance explains what a design code is and what it is for as well as providing guidance about whether a design code is the appropriate tool for the neighbourhood planning groups and how it could support their neighbourhood plan priorities.

It also includes templates to help neighbourhood planning groups prepare a design code.

The guidance can be viewed here.