So you want to be a phase 2 design code pilot? including FAQs

This was an event for people thinking about applying to take part in the Government's phase two design code pilot programme in 2021-22. We've included a number of FAQs from the event. The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 13th September 2021.

July & Sept 2021

The Office for Place, as part of MHCLG, is inviting local authorities to take part in a second phase of design code pilot programme. This event introduces local authorities to the phase two pilot programme and help local authorities decide if they want to bid to be a pilot.

The Office for Place is seeking up to 10 local authorities, from counties, districts, unitaries, combined authorities and neighbourhood planning groups to receive a share of £1 million and receive expert advice and support. Successful bidding teams will be supported to develop a detailed proposal and process for developing and producing a design code with an aim to develop best practice design codes and processes that can serve as exemplars to others.

The deadline for submission of expressions of interest for the pilot programme is 13 September 2021, 5pm.

We've included below a series of useful FAQs from MHCLG following the discussion at the events.

National Model Design Code: Phase 2 pilots - FAQs


Submitting an expression of interest

Working alongside the Office for Place 

National Model Design Code testing programme 

New added questions