A design-led approach to infrastructure


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Inside you will find

  • An overview of infrastructure planning policy
  • Ten design principles for Nationally Significant Infrastructure projects
  • An overview of the design support services available from Cabe and the wider Design Council team

This will interest

  • Utility providers
  • Developers and contractors
  • Architects and engineers

Our guide to the design of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) for energy, transport, water, waste water and waste as defined in the Planning Act 2008.

The design guidance is based on ten design principles to help NSIP applicants create successful proposals meeting the criteria for good design set out in the National Policy Statement. The National Policy Statement makes it clear NSIPs must make design an integral part of their planning process and demonstrate that good design and the concerns of communities and stakeholders have been taken on board.