JTP is pleased to announce that we will be working with Guildford Borough Council on a six-month pilot programme to evaluate the application of the new National Model Design Code (NMDC) to Weyside Urban Village in Surrey. The NMDC is part of the revision of the planning system launched by the government on 20 July 2021.
The NMDC provides local planning authorities with a set of design principles to consider for new developments including building type, facades, and street character. It will also embed community engagement into the coding process and will consider factors related to environment, such as heritage and wellbeing – helping ensure areas are ‘beautiful, well-designed and locally-led’. The code is intended to provide councils with the guidance and parameters to shape new developments in a way which reflects what their communities truly want.