Hyndburn Borough Council: Coding the Huncoat Garden Village

This pilot case study sought to explore the process and outcomes of developing a design code for one of Hyndburn’s garden village developments - Huncoat Garden Village (HGV). The aim was to improve the design quality of the proposed development using a detailed design code which would be prepared by external consultants for the local authority. Key themes included simplification of the code for ease of use making it accessible to all stakeholders, viability testing of the draft design code, and development and use of a range of consultation and engagement techniques to seek the community’s preferences on design.




Scale: Site specific

Context: Suburban

Focus: Production of a design code for a major garden village development - Huncoat Garden Village

Project team: Hyndburn Borough Council, Arcadis

Region: North West