Urban design and conservation advice

Urban design

We provide urban design advice on all sizes of planning applications from a single house to applications for hundreds of houses and associated infrastructure.

National planning guidance tells us that the creation of high quality buildings and places is fundamental to what the planning and development process should achieve. Good design is a key aspect of sustainable development, creates better places in which to live and work and helps make development acceptable to communities.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have recently published a national design guide to illustrate how well-designed places that are beautiful, enduring and successful can be achieved in practice.

Homes England, in partnership with NHS England has written building for a healthy life which is a design code to help improve the design of new and growing neighbourhoods.