South Norfolk Place-Making Guide SPD
The purpose of the South Norfolk Place-Making Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is to promote and secure high quality design in new development within the district. It also makes clear what the Council expects when deciding planning applications.
The guide is applicable to all new development with the exception of alterations and extensions to existing properties, and design in the historic environment (listed buildings and conservation areas). It sets out a number of design principles based on recognised best practice and explains the key requirements that the Council will take into consideration when assessing proposals for new development.
The guide expands upon planning policies in the Greater Norwich Development Partnership Joint Core Strategy 2011, in particular Policy 2 ‘Promoting Good Design’, and will be used as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.
National Urban Design Award Finalist
The South Norfolk Place-Making Guide was one of 6 local authority projects to be shortlisted, out of a total of 17 nominations in the Public Sector Category of the of the 2013 National Urban Design Awards.
Some feedback from the Urban Design Award judging panel:
"The fact that the South Norfolk Place-Making Guide was a finalist in the public sector category of the National Urban Design Awards 2013 is a great achievement, reflecting a really excellent initiative.
Some comments made during the voting process include :
The document is very clear and easy to use.
It is visually interesting. The interactivity is amazing and helps users really engage with the process.
The Guide seems to have the farthest-reaching potential for positive impact (of all the shortlisted projects) and uses clear, strong imagery and text to communicate principles to developers and the public."
Large file size
Please be aware that the Place-Making Guide is a large file and may take a few minutes to download. You can also download the file in smaller sections which may be easier and quicker.
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South Norfolk Place-Making Guide (chapter by chapter)
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South Norfolk House
Norwich NR15 2XE
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Last updated on: 13 March 2013