Lichfield District design code

This consultation is now closed

Start date: 22 November 2023

Closing date: 8 December 2023

Areas Affected

  • Lichfield District wide

We are working with BDP to produce a local design code .

BDP are a team of town planning and urban design consultants. 

A design code is a tool that can be used by local planning authorities, communities, and developers to deliver high quality places. It will provide clear rules for new development to adhere to, including building heights, conservation and sustainability, among other topics.

The code has been built upon the ten specific features for good design defined in the national model design code .

Once adopted, the design code  will be used to judge new planning applications.

Residents can give their views online by reviewing the draft  design code  and taking part in the  survey , or reviewing a hard copy of the document at District Council House reception in Frog Lane, Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm and filling in a feedback form.

The deadline for feedback is Friday 8 December 2023.

The draft design code  will then be reviewed and considered by Cabinet.

Once adopted as a supplementary planning document it will be referred to in the determination of planning applications.

Contact Details

For more information visit: BDP's design code website .

If you would like to register for updates on future events and participation activities relating to the Lichfield Design Code, please email