Hosted by Deptford Neighbourhood Action & Voice 4 Deptford
Learn about Design Codes and how you can influence Convoys Wharf’s design
DAY: Saturday 19 January 2019
TIME: 10.30AM – 12.30PM
WHERE: Evelyn Community Centre
Kingfisher Square (a 5 minute walk from Deptford Station).
Tel: 020 8314 7858
From the Locality website:
A design code provides detailed design guidance for a site or area; they prescribe design requirements (or ‘rules’) that new development within the specified site or area should follow.
They can include requirements for built form (e.g. setting out a range of building types and how buildings should interact with the street), landscape, open space, and movement (e.g. access and ease of pedestrian movement), etc.
Design codes can vary in their level of requirements and the scale at which they operate, however they will be useful where there is a desire to:
coordinate design outcomes across large or complex sites to deliver a vision that the local community wants to see;
ensure consistency across large sites which may be in multiple ownership and/or where development is to be phased and more than one developer and design team is likely to be involved.
Design codes can provide certainty to the community as they give more confidence that new development coming forward will reflect community wants and needs.
Design codes also give more certainty to developers, as they will be able to design a scheme that is reflective of community aspirations, potentially speeding up the planning application process.
You can find more information on design codes within the Planning Practice Guidance at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/design#design-codes