Good design for North West Leicestershire 

Our Good Design Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Good Design SPD (PDF Document, 5.66 Mb) provides advice to planning applicants about what the Council requires with respect to the design quality of proposed new developments.

Our design ambassadors

In 2008, we introduced our first design ambassadors to support the Council's design quality ambitions. We currently have four ambassadors:

Councillor Richard Blunt, Leader of the Council

Councillor Trevor Pendleton, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regeneration 

Bev Smith, Chief Executive

James Arnold, Strategic Director - Place 

The ambassadors regularly visit developments across the district (a minimum of twice per year) to meet the project teams behind the schemes, to see what works well and what can be done better; and provide the Planning and Development Team objective feedback on the quality of approved developments.

Read more about some of our work here Ourplace Bmbb 2012 (PDF Document, 2.75 Mb).

Building for a Healthy Life

The Council uses Building for a Healthy Life (which has replaced Building for Life 12) to determine the design quality of new residential development of ten homes or more. The Council expects developments to perform positively against Building for a Healthy Life.

Last updated: Mon 1 November, 2021 @ 08:36