New design code giving residents greater say on developments  - The Droitwich Standard

New design code giving residents greater say on developments 

WYCHAVON residents will have a greater say in how their community is developed with the creation of a new design code.

The code aims to allow residents to influence how their area is developed by using it to guide how buildings and streets will look and function.

Coun Bradley Thomas, Leader of Wychavon District Council, said the design code would be critical in helping create new homes and places.

“We want our new homes and places to improve our towns and villages and to nestle within the landscape.

“I encourage residents to take up this opportunity to directly influence how their street, neighbourhood or community is going to look and develop in the years to come.”

The codes can include everything from the type of material used to whether buildings should avoid being north-facing, so installing solar panels on them is easier.

Wychavon teamed up with Create Streets to come up with the new project.

It is hoped that design codes will become an essential part of the planning system in the future and will set out to developers, housebuilders and architects what is required from proposed plans before they are submitted.

Consultation on the Evesham, Pershore and surrounding areas is expected to start before the end of the year and the Droitwich Spa and northern part of the district early in 2023.

Click here to be alerted when the design code consultations start in your area.

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