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Design Codes


A Design Code is a set of written and illustrated design rules and guidance used to control the physical implementation of a masterplan over a number of years and/or by a number of different delivery partners.  It is a tool which helps ensure an organisations  aspirations for quality and quantity is actually realised in the final scheme.

Whilst the design code requires design work up-front it leads to time savings, more certainty and better quality later on.  It minimises the risk of work having to be redone and can add significant value to a scheme through its ability to control the quality of a development.

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National Custom & Self Build Association
Passive House Designer
West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
RTPI Chartered Town Planner
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The Academy of Urbanism
Landscape Institute Registered Practice
IEMA Quality Mark
Smarter Planning Champion
Place Alliance