Design codes and national standards would improve housing design, say planners


But survey finds design ‘not most important factor’ in defeating Nimbyism

Nearly 90% of planners would like the government to do more to promote the use of design codes and style guides in housing, a survey has found.

They also want to have more influence themselves on the design of housing in their districts, according to the poll by the RTPI.

Design codes and more national consistency in standards would improve the quality of housing and make new developments more acceptable to the public, respondents said.

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