National Model Design Code

URBED are very pleased to have been appointed by MHCLG to support the production of a National Model Design Code template for the UK. The Code is intended to provide a process and toolkit from which Councils can develop local codes. These will reflect the history and unique character of their areas and be produced in consultation with residents.

The intention to produce a National Model Design Code was set out in Part 3 of the National Design Guide, published in October 2019. The Guide suggests that a Model Design Code will “set a baseline standard of quality and practice across England” and help to “set out clear parameters for what good quality design looks like (in a particular area)”.

URBED are excited to be working with MHCLG to deliver these aspirations.

Please note: although the recent planning White Paper mentions coding in the context of planning reform, URBED is not involved in this work or in the development of such proposals. 

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