National Design Guide

Feb 25 2020 09:00 - 16:00

Council House, The Old Market Square , NG1 2DT Nottingham

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government recently launched the National Design Guide (NDG), a document welcomed by many in all sectors of the construction industry. But despite some positive reviews, the release managed to generate more questions than answers: What is the weight of National Guidance? How can local authorities build up on it? How can design quality be enforced through planning? What skills and resources are necessary to make this meaningful? How is this going to help communities with a place-based interest? What is beauty? And the list goes on and on.

Join this event to find the NDG influence on:

Statutory Duties - Local Authority powers - Built Environment duties on Climate Change, Public Health and Social Resilience - Developer’s responsibilities - House builders’ in-house design guides -Quality assessment systems   

MORNING SESSION: The National Design Guide

09:00 Registrations

10:00 Welcome - Nigel Turpin, Urban Design & Heritage Manager, Nottingham City Council

10:10 Introduction – Event Chair: Robert Huxford, Urban Design Group Director

10:15 The National Design Guide - MHCLG (Andy von Bradsky TBC)

10:30 The National Design Guide in context - Jane Dann, Director, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design Ltd

10:50 Urban Design strands - Clare San Martin,

11:10 Context & Identity strands - Clive Fletcher, Historic England

11:00 Refreshments

11:15 Urban Design in Context - Jon Phipps, Lathams

12:00 Nature & Climate Adaptation strands - Luke Engleback,

12:15 Q&A – Panel

12:30 Lunch


AFTERNOON SESSION: Assessing

and delivering design quality

13:15 Introduction – Event Chair: Robert Huxford, Urban Design Group Director

13:20 The Housing Audit Results Summary - Matthew Carmona, UCL

13:40 BBBB Commission (speaker TBC)

14:00 Assessing good design: tools and strategies in a nutshell

  1. 14:00 Homes England - Dan Roberts, Homes England

  2. 14:10 Nottingham DQF & Co-PLACE - Laura Alvarez, Nottingham City Council

14:15 Refreshments

14:30 Q&A – Panel Debate: The subjectivity of Design - How can Design Quality become objective?

15:15 Wellbeing Design Guide: possibly the first grassroots SPD

       NGFP – How a community created, consulted on and wrote planning policy

15:45 Closing remarks – Event Chair: Robert Huxford, Urban Design Group Director

16:00 Event concludes

FULL DAY inc. Lunch SOLD OUT
Morning Session ONLY SOLD OUT
Afternoon Session ONLY SOLD OUT