Getting involved in designing future developments in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Council has been selected as one of 14 pilot areas to help the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) test the use of Design Codes in the planning process.  As part of the testing programme, the Council will be working with residents and stakeholders to develop a new Design Code for Buckinghamshire.

Councillor Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration said: “With many new homes to deliver by 2036, this unique opportunity to develop a local design code for Buckinghamshire, which can be embedded into our new Local Plan, is well timed. This Code will help us raise the design quality of new developments.

The next steps will be to fully engage with local people so we can better understand the needs and aspirations of those who will be most affected by new development. This will involve a wide ranging public awareness campaign, including stakeholder workshops and a dedicated website, enabling us to work with our local communities to create new places in Buckinghamshire that meet the environmental, health and aesthetic needs and expectations for our communities to live, work and thrive.”

For further details on how to get involve in the new Design Code, look out for updates on our social media channels @BucksCouncil and on our website as the project develops.