Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council: Coding for suburban development

This pilot case study sought to explore the process and outcomes of developing a design code for a new suburban housing development for a large allocated site. The process involved developing a clear and considered engagement strategy, and education and training on design codes for development managers, council members, developers, and the community. Key themes included the challenges of engagement in a low response community, the use of a regulating plan in lieu of a masterplan to enable the development of the code, and the selection of appropriate design parameters to raise design quality in this area with lower land values.




Scale: Site specific

Context: Suburban

Focus: New low density suburban development - learning lessons about raising design quality using a design code

Project team: Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, PRP

Region: West Midlands