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Last edited 15 Feb 2021
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Annex 2: Glossary, published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) in 2012, suggests that a design code is: ‘A set of illustrated design requirements that provide specific, detailed parameters for the physical development of a site or area. The graphic and written components of the code should build upon a design vision, such as a masterplan or other design and development framework for a site or area.’
The National Model Design Code, published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government in January 2021, defines a design code as: ‘A set of illustrated design requirements that provide specific, detailed parameters for the physical development of a site or area.’
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