This report summarises a short project that, six years after the completion of the national design coding pilot programme in England, revisits the subject to evaluate the diffusion of design coding as a tool in the planning and development process. Four key questions were asked:
- How widespread are the use of design codes in England today?
- What benefits do the use of design codes have and do these match those identified by the national design codes pilot programme?
- What has been the value of Government sponsored good practice guidance reflecting the lessons of the pilot programme?
- What support exists for the continued use of design codes in the future?