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Councils get 1-2-3 Core Strategy guide from CABE

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Local councils have been urged to prioritise good design when planning out their vision for their areas over the next two decades by CABE

Working with local planning authorities and holding 50 workshops helped CABE produce guidance for including design considerations in core strategy documents, which every council must produce.

The document, entitled Planning for places: delivering good design through core strategies, includes case studies from Brighton and Hove City Council and the London boroughs of Camden and Tower Hamlets.

CABE breaks the process down into three steps for local authorities to follow: first they must tell the story of the area; the second step is to set their agenda for the place, explaining what they wish to develop and what they expect from the design quality.

The third step is to expand upon this agenda, incorporating graphics, maps and photographs with easily understandable text to make the core strategy relevant to as many people as possible.

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  • Its all well saying that 'good design' should be given priority. The problem lies with judging and valuing what good design is, which is intrinsically difficult if you don't have a background in architecture or design. Most planners/councillers would struggle how to evaluate what good design is... and the hint of the day is that its not the one that ticks of the policy boxes.

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