Building and development design

We aim to promote better design in buildings and development of land in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Good design contributes to improving the borough as a better place to live and work.

National planning guidance says the creation of high quality buildings and places is key to the planning and development process. Good design is a key aspect of sustainable development and creates better places.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have published a national design guide. This explains how well-designed places that are beautiful, enduring and successful can be achieved.

Homes England, in partnership with NHS England, have written building for a healthy life. This is a design code to help improve the design of new and growing neighbourhoods.