In his latest blog for the Housing LIN, John Sneddon, Tetlow King Planning’s Managing Director, talks about the proposed changes to the recent planning consultation from the specialist housing and care sector perspective.
He highlights how, in preparing local plans, Local Planning Authorities (LPA) should develop an overarching design vision and objectives that can inform design codes, guides and other tools that inform the design of the built and natural environment in their area. These can be at district level, areas of a district or individual developments and neighbourhood plan areas. In all cases the public would be involved as would the development industry.
He suggests that it is therefore important to engage now with your local LPA on how it will be planning for an ageing population in their area and whether they will adopt a design code that recognises the HAPPI principles.