Use of urban design codes

Guide
11/01/2003

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Inside you will find

  • Introduction to the issues surrounding the use of design codes
  • Outline of why you might code and what code looks like
  • Addressing the kinds of codes that work best in the UK
  • Section on making coding work
  • Conclusion

This will interest

  • Built environment professionals
  • Local authorities
  • Government ministers

This guide explores how urban design codes can help to increase property values, reduce crime, contribute to public health and ease transport problems.

CABE is a supporter of the use of design codes in the right circumstances. They are particularly useful in respect of new neighbourhood development, more so where there is a single land owner which can enforce the code intelligently as a matter of contract.

At the same time, we believe that the Government should proceed with some caution in expanding the use of codes, piloting different approaches to test the waters.

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