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Are you interested in design and planning in Elmbridge?

Are you interested in design and planning in Elmbridge?

Would you like to share your thoughts and views with us and to contribute to the creation of Elmbridge's own Design Code? If your answer is 'yes' then we would like to hear from you.

Elmbridge Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan which will include policies to shape development in the borough for the next 15 years. Included in this, there will be Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) that aim to provide more specific details and guidance on how these policies will be implemented. The Design Code is one such document; it will support the implementation of policies relating to design matters in Elmbridge.

Producing a ‘Design Code’ for the borough is only possible with the involvement of our residents and businesses and its success depends on that collaboration.

What is a Design Code?

A design code is a set of simple, concise, design requirements providing specific and detailed parameters for the physical development of an area.

The aim of the Elmbridge Design Code is to reflect local character and design preferences; providing a framework for creating high-quality design in the borough.

Design codes would be expected to include some of the following:

  • Context - Local character and built heritage
  • Nature - Design of green infrastructure, play spaces and the protection of biodiversity
  • Built Form - Density, built form and urban design
  • Identity - Character of buildings
  • Public space - Design and of streets and public spaces

Your involvement

If you are interested in finding out more about the Design Code and participating in the process of creating one for Elmbridge, please go to our online consultation portal.

This initial consultation focuses on how you would like us to engage with you throughout this process and includes a short survey of options.

This consultation will close at 9am on Friday 11 February 2022.

If you have any queries, wish to have a hard copy of the survey sent to you, or require any assistance then please email designcode@elmbridge.gov.uk or call the Business Support Team in Planning on 01372 474474.


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