The Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking  book cover
1st Edition

The Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking

ISBN 9781859467480
Published August 29, 2019 by RIBA Publishing
192 Pages

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Book Description

This book is an essential primer to help those involved in planning secure higher standards of building, open space and neighbourhood design and the delivery of better places. The UK Government’s policy for design in the planning system is contained in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), with expanded guidance being provided in the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG). This book expands on these and provides up to date explanations, examples, top tips and practical advice to help the reader understand and apply national design policies and guidance.  The book is structured in an easy to use fashion, with general principles and concepts described in Part 1, and Part 2 explaining how these can be applied to particular development types, such as housing, public space or tall buildings.

Table of Contents

Part 1  1. What is Design?  2. The Characteristics of Well-designed Places  3. Aspects of Development Form  4. Legislation, Planning and Decision-making  5. Who is Involved?  6. Processes Related to Design  Part 2  7. Understanding Plans and Drawings  8. Small-scale Development  9. Housing  10. Landscape  11. Environmental Issues  12. Historic Environment  13. Streets  14. Public Space  15. Tall Buildings  16. Town Centres and Transport Interchanges  17. Town Extensions and Large-scale Schemes 

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