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Event: Building Beautiful – How to Create Well Designed Places

Friday, 30 August 2019 13:01

A CPRE Sussex Planning Training Session

Saturday, 30th November 2019

The Function Suite, Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN
10.00am until 13.00pm  

A well-designed development is not just about ‘pretty’ housing. It is about shaping great places where people and wildlife will thrive.   

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states that good design is "a key aspect of sustainable development". This, together with forthcoming updates to planning practice guidance on design and the work of the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission, means the prominence of placemaking and design in planning is likely to grow even more.   

But how can you decide whether a planning application is ‘well designed’?   

"Building Beautiful” will consider what constitutes good design and how improvements to the design and surroundings of new developments can be achieved even as housing numbers and density pressures rise. The seminar will build on CPRE Sussex’s national award-winning Making Places design initiative and use practical examples of how communities can work together to plan well designed new development, ensure net local gains to the natural environment and create places with character and distinctiveness that support good health and wellbeing.  

The seminar will combine presentations with participant workshops that use actual planning application examples to demonstrate how you can make a contribution to improving development design.  Our key presenter will be Will Anderson of Lewes-based Rabble Place consultancy, an expert in the issues involved.

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£5 for CPRE members
£10 for non-members

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